Coffee Break: Accordion

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles
Ashley Boman of Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles prepping her accordion for a performance at the MN State Fair in 2013. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

May 6 is World Accordion Day! And we had three separate listeners write in asking for an accordion-themed Coffee Break today. How could we say no?

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature the accordion?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

The Pogues - A Pair Of Brown Eyes
First Aid Kit - King Of The World
They Might Be Giants - Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal
The Wallets - (I Wanna Go To) Hollywood
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band - My Girl Josephine
Nilsson - Gotta Get Up
Weird Al Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana


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