Thats according to Tom Torriglia, the organizer of the 15th Annual San Francisco Accordion Festival. He says hes never been the victim of accordion bashing and when he tells people he plays the instrument, they usually tell him wow, thats cool.
Torriglia figures theres been enough accordion music in popular bands in the last 20 years that its not goofy anymore.
He says any type of music can be played on an accordion and he recently wowed guests at a wedding by playing Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies on the accordion.
And when people approach him and ask him to play Stairway to Heaven he says, In what key?
Torriglia will emcee the festival on June 5.
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