Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daddy Squeeze Live in Downtown Sacto January 20th

This Friday, January 20th, Southside Park Cohousing is hosting a "house concert" with Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, a master of the accordion.  Here's a link to his website 
The concert will be in the Common House on Friday, January 20th.  434 T Street, Sacramento, CA.  Park on T street between 4th and 5th and take walkway by 412 T street back behind houses to common house.  Doors open at 7pm.  Concert starts at 7:30.  The tickets are a steal at $12.  To reserve your seats email Catherine O'Brien at
Below you will find some testimonials...

Dan's fresh approach to the much-maligned squeeze-box and his mind-boggling repertoire of both original and traditional material will change the mind of the most hardened accordion skeptic. 
Dan draws influences for songs and tunes from such sources as French Musette, Gypsy Swing, Cajun, Jug band, Tex-Mex and Cumbia, and calls this global gumbo “ethnoclectic” music.

“Daddy Squeeze” entertains and enlightens his audiences with stories and colorful anecdotes about the accordion and his experiences while making a living playing the instrument he loves.

"It’s hard to imagine a bad time with Daddy Squeeze (a.k.a. Dan Newton) in the house!"  -Mpls Tribune

 Dan Newton -- “Daddy Squeeze
“It resembles an expanding suitcase, but in Dan Newton’s hands the ungainly accordion becomes an instrument of remarkable poise and grace. “Daddy Squeeze,” as Newton is known, is as close to a true minstrel as we have in this area, spreading his squeezable joy wherever he can find an audience. He’s the rare musician who can travel from “A Prairie Home Companion” to Nightclubs to Retirement Homes to Cafes literally without skipping a beat.”       - Keith Goetzman
Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton has been dazzling audiences with his vast    repertoire and creative accordion style for over 25 years. He is a talented composer/arranger who has produced over twenty recordings. Dan has appeared at international accordion festivals in Vienna, Austria and San Antonio, Texas. He has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Winnipeg Folk Festival and isa frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Danspends most of his time playing accordion with his group Café AccordionOrchestra, performing Vintage Swing, Latin, American, and French Café music. He also performs in Donohue, Newton & Raynor with guitarist Pat Donohue and bassist Gary Raynor. Dan leads a number of bands including; Jumbo Ya Ya, Rockin’ Pinecones and The Daddy Squeeze Trio.


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