Band of the Month

We are so excited to announce our new project to help you better get to know the performers that will be at the 30th Cotati Accordion Festival! From here until the festival we will be announcing a band/soloist/duo of the month.

December Band –

Those Darn Accordions!

For our first band of the month, there’s no better fit than Those Darn Accordions!

TDA was a revolutionary group when they first started. They would go around SF stopping in restaurants unannounced and start playing their rocking accordions to startled patrons. They eventually developed their own “wall of sound”, featuring four or five accordionists along the front line. They played the first three years in a row when the festival first began and have been an integral part of the festival ever since. They are part of the uniqueness of the festival where you could listen to the legendary art van dame one moment, and then Led Zeppelin’s stairway to heaven the next.

Paul Rogers is the heart and soul of Those Darn Accordions and he keeps innovating year in and year out with more surprises from his surprising band! Excited to see what they bring to the festival this year!!

Pictured in the first photos is left to right: Suzanne Garramone, @progersw, Carri Abrahms, @shuttupian, Susie Davis, @lewismwallace

Also, be sure to check out their website at