Marion Jacobson, Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Announcement

Coronavirus update!

We are open every day from 10-6 for curbside delivery.  We are open to the public daily from 11-5 with precautions in place. Our simple screening includes that everyone be masked; we take your temperature electronically, and apply hand sanitizer. Otherwise, we require physical distancing, and contactless payments are preferred.

The Twig is offering both virtual and in person events. All in person author signing events will be held outside until further notice to facilitate social distancing. Please join us!


Marion Jacobson

Squeeze This!

September 11th, 2015

6:00-8:00 pm

 

About Marion Jacobson: 

Marion Jacobson holds a Ph.D. in music and ethnomusicology from New York University.  

An accordionist herself, she has performed with klezmer bands and accordion bands, and in 

old-timey jam sessions, but her favorite spot for gigs is the New York City subway.

 

About Squeeze This!:

Squeeze This! is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of the accordion as a uniquely American musical and cultural phenomenon.

Drawing on interviews and archival investigations with instrument builders and retailers, artists and audiences, professionals and amateurs, Squeeze This! explores the piano accordion’s role as an instrument of community identity and its varied musical and cultural environments.  Loaded with dozens of images of gorgeous instruments and enthusiastic performers and fans, Squeeze This!  A Cultural History of the Accordion in America represents the accordion in a wide range of popular and traditional musical styles, revealing the richness and diversity of accordion culture in America.

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (Folklore Studies in Multicultural World) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780252080951
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Illinois Press - June 25th, 2015