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NEWS

October 2014

And how about a live video?  

Recorded in Montpellier, France. How lucky I am to have met sousaphonist Laurent Monju and beat boxer Mic Lee there.

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August - Bay Area

There will be a lot going on... I'll be back at the Cotati Festival! Woo! The programmer told me that artists normally don't play two years after each other, but the audience wants me back. That makes a Dutchie happy! Plus, this time I'll be accompanied by Charles Moselle. A premiere! He's a master in beat boxing, playing keyboards, saxophone, all kind of flutes... And I'm not even mentioning his hula hoop skills. His mom must have injected some magic talent elixir in his genes. And I'm proudly taking advantage of his existence...  

Right after that, the freshly reopened Aubergine in Sebastopol will host me and some other squeezebox addicts for the Accordion Fest After Party.

I'm also looking forward to sharing the stage with some other great women at Wine, Women and Song at one of my favorite East Bay stages, Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda.   http://rhythmix.org/component/ohanah/wws-14.html

And did I tell you about the Hubba Hubba Review in Oakland and Little Minsky's in San Francisco?

And... and... and...  

Just check out my tour dates, put your old skin and bones in a bag and bring us the whole thing!

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April -   Seattle, Portland, Bay Area

Quite some time has passed by... one thing is for sure, music is never boring! From classy theaters to lousy booze holes, from dusty old folks homes to hippy farmers markets, from hysterical kid matinees to shows in prisons, restaurants, ultra chic private parties or trash burlesque reviews, in different countries and languages, you gotta stand steady on your feet to not lose yourself too much.

This month, I'm looking forward to playing at the Moisture Festival in Seattle for the first time. April 9, show starts at 7:30PM, everybody is on for 7 minutes, so don't miss it! But there'll be other chances to catch me - Just check out my Tour Page.

And look! Last week, a small boy put a little treasure in my tip jar...

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December - Accordion Babes Pin Up Calendar

It's that time of the year... you can order the calendar for 2014, which presents the luscious, heightened essences of 12 accordionist women and their squeezeboxes here

Dec 7, The Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda invites Amber Lee Baker, Tara Linda, Doodles la Rue and me for another night of squeezebox madness! More info

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September - New songs!

It took some time... and some travels. Sounds have been recorded at the Monkey Studio in Amsterdam, at Pilou's in Montpellier, at Mike's in Portland, Coast Recordings in San Francisco, and the whole thing has been mixed together at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati by Oz Fritz. Five songs, that's half an a record (mmm... that word just gives me a very warm nostalgic feeling)!

You can listen to three of them on the music page, soon they'll be downloadable.  

I like them. Do you like them too?

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August -   California, Scotland, France

Time flies! And I do too... soon I'll be flying back to Europe again. First a stop at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I'll do the music for The Amazing Bubbleman at the Music Hall, then heading south of France for some shows with Comprend qui peut and with my good old self.  

But before that, there is time for more concerts in California: Concord, Hayward, Bolinas, Cotati, check out my tour schedule. You can also hear me squeezing at some farmers markets here and there... And above all: new sounds are coming soon! Five songs have been recorded and are waiting for a delicate mix at the Sun Prairie Studio in Cotati. Bang!

July - Oregon Country Fair

After a lovely welcome in Sta Monica at the Annenberg Beachhouse (best quote from the audience: That sparrow can rap!), I'm getting ready for a little trip direction Oregon. I'll be performing Wed 10 at Persimmons in Redway, then drive more up north to tickle all my senses loaded with new impressions at the Oregon Country Fair! Every day I'll do a show on Stage Left, check out times and details at   http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

April 25 - Back in Oakland!

Just got back home to spend spring & summer in California. Already on the program are the Whole Earth Festival in May, Oregon Country Fair in July, Cotati Accordion Festival in August, a tour to Portland in June and on my days off, I'll be working on my new recordings... cause, yes, I do agree: my last CD starts to have some prehistoric value considering all the new songs that I'm performing now.  

You'll hear more about it soon!

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March 2013 - France and Switzerland...

After 3 days in a row of sweet performances, lots of emotions and lovely people at Le   Bellovidère in Beauvoir, tomorrow I'll take another train to Genève... Bars en Fête, at the Vert Bouteille in Carouge and Voix de Fête with the Boby Posse at the Casino Theater! All infos at   www.voixdefete.com

Then back in good old Paris.

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February 2013 - Back in The Netherlands...

Where the wind makes your bones shake like ice-cubes, where the language makes your throat rasp like the tongue of a cat but where the cafes make your heart melt like a bar of chocolate forgotten in the bottom of your handbag.

Check out my Dutch tour, passing through very special places all over this flat little country!

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The Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar 2013 is there!

You can order a beautiful new year full of accordion-heroes, divas and villains (see shop).

That deserves a party... at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, Saturday Dec 1 with Amber Lee Baker, Tara Linda, Renee de la Prade. And me.

This sassy mix of Accordion Babes will delight you with their squeezing, serenading and many bellowed antics. Get ready to be transported on a trip around the world with zydeco, tangos, polkas, train songs, shanties, gypsy cabaret and a twist of French rock!

 


November 3 - Amnesia in San Francisco

Days are getting shorter (and longer at the same time... how mysterious) ... time for an early show! This Saturday at Amnesia at 6PM, for an evening with Allison Lovebird & Mr Lucky and The Icy Hot Jazz of California at the Songbirdfestival. And don't forget the Marsh! Only 2 shows left, Nov 7 (solo) and Nov 14 (which I'm VERY proud to share with Sam Rogers, to celebrate the release of his new album. Book soon, it will be crowded...)

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October 3 - Marsh Theater in Berkeley

After another quite busy month full of performances with the «Comprend qui peut» and my solo show in all corners of France, I'm back in California. Still getting up and falling asleep at the weirdest moments of the day but tonight I'll stay up for sure: the first show of a whole run at the Marsh Theater in Berkeley! Every Wednesday at 8PM (not 31) till Nov 14.

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Saturday August 25 was the last of the run here at the Fringe... sad to leave, but how great it was to see the French Quarter packed with people standing and sitting on each other's laps to see a glimpse of that final show. Be careful, lovely audience... I might come back ;-) !

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Tuesday August 21 at 9 pm (after the show at the Voodoo Rooms, as usual at 6.20 pm) I'll be playing at the new Forest Cafe   http://blog.theforest.org.uk/

And I got a new 4-stars review in Broadway Baby! Check it out on the Press page...

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The festival is going great... I'm having a nice performing space at the French Quarter in the Voodoo Rooms, lovely audiences, and by playing every day I now can dream my songs in my sleep... Today is a day off and tomorrow, Wednesday 15 we'll be recording a couple of songs + interview for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club. Yeehaaa!

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Fringe Festival!
I'll be performing my show Sex 'n' Slugs 'n' Accordion at the Voodoo Rooms (French Quarter) in Edinburgh every day from August 4 till 25 (not 14) at 18.20.
It's freeeeeeeeee!!!!
 

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It's hot in the south of France! OK, that's no news... but it definitely feels very different from Amsterdam and, being busy preparing my shows at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, I realize that it won't last forever. So I'd better enjoy it!  
I'm also doing a show in Barjac, we'll be 6 singer/songwriters on stage and I'm very proud to be part of them. We undo, redo, cover, discover and anti-cover the whole repertoire of Boby Lapointe, singing and playing solos, duets, trios etc (until sextets though, no, we're not able to multiply ourselves yet):  
July 30th at 10 PM
Boby Lapointe repiqué: Comprend qui peut
Stick your nose in your old French schoolbooks and check us out at Chansons de Parole  

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Back in Amsterdam!
Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 PM at Maloe Melo in Amsterdam
Thursday, July 12 at 8:30 PM at De Barones in Amsterdam
Friday, July 13   at 9:30 PM at Cafe Odeon in Alkmaar

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Show at the Hippie Gypsy Cafe in Berkeley
Saturday, June 30
7PM at Hippie Gypsy Cafe
1797 -A Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA

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Show at the Marsh Theater in Berkeley
Thursday, June 14
8PM

It's in The Cabaret and with password accordion you'll get 5$ off... La vie est belle!
Marsh Theater
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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Just back in the Bay Area again! After 3 planes, 2 buses and a car I'm a bit lost in time, but I do know that I should get ready my accordion & myself this weekend, Saturday in Sta Helena and Sunday in Bolinas...

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