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BLUESQUEEZEBOX / Press

“They have been known to channel Lawrence Welk, the Grand Ole Opry and Tom Waits all in one song. This is the essence of the genre-warped experience of Austin's own BLUESQUEEZEBOX. Gravely-voiced frontman Clif Tipton plays his blue accordion with a soulful saunter that underscores the blues-soaked psychobilly sound of this gloriously eclectic sextet. Tipton and his squeezebox are backed by a motley crew of young musicians who play stand up bass, electric jazz-surf guitar, tuba, banjo, trumpet, drums and a slew of other instruments collected along the way. No American folk or popular musical genre is spared the BLUESQUEEZEBOX treatment. Guaranteed for fun and frolick!”

“The sun was beating down and I went around back to where the music was coming from and saw BLUESQUEEZEBOX. These guys have a frontman playing a blue accordion and singing in an absolutely perfect voice that you've got to hear to believe. Backed up by a stand up bass player who also killed on tuba...an electric banjo player who was good enough that it forced me to enjoy banjo...a killer semi hollow body electric jazz guitar guy that understood perfectly how lead works on that kind of rig....one knocked out trumpet guy in back that should of been up front....and a young drummer who played these old timey sounding songs like he was from that era. ...or the Lawrence Welk show while you were on acid.”