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For some people, the accordion has long been associated with smiling musicians in suits on Lawrence Welk Show re-runs, or with men in lederhosen and alpine hats.

More contemporary performers like the Pogues and Golgo Bordello have tried to put a modern spin this traditional sound. Now, a young band from the Cleveland area is building a national following with its version of accordion music.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, David C. Barnett of WCPN takes us to the dance floor to meet the Chardon Polka Band.


  • David C. Barnett, senior arts reporter for WCPN/ideastream. He tweets @DCBstream.

This segment aired on March 13, 2015.

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