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Cafe Accordion Orchestra: Music of France and the French Diaspora
Apr 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes.
Parisian Elevator Music
Music of France and the French Diaspora. From Parisian Musette to Cajun and Quebecois, CAO celebrates French influence on the music of many cultures.
Cafe Accordion Orchestra:
Dan Newton, accordion and vocals
Eric Mohring, mandolin, violin and vocals
Erik Lillestol, bass and vocals
Brian Barnes, guitar and vocals
Joe Steinger, percussion.
Dan Newton’s Cafe Accordion Orchestra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the CAO repertoire is the passionate sound of the French valsemusette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show. They inject their music with good humor and expressive abandon. Their high level of musicianship and passion for performance makes them an entertaining concert act as well as a great dance band. CAO has been delighting audiences and dancers alike since 1995. They have appeared in New York at the Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series, the International Akkordeon Festival in Vienna, Austria, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as festivals, theaters and dance halls across the United States.