Peter Croft With Mark Jones And Hazel Fairbairn - Button Box Breakdown

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(May 2020)

11 Tracks: Squirrel Hunters * New Oklahoma Rag * Done Gone * Swannanoa Waltz / Stambaugh Waltz * Button Box Breakdown * Creole Blues * Dinah * Lafayette / Trouble Trouble * Scotland * Port Arthur Blues * Catterpillar Valley / Speed The Plough.

Button Box Breakdown is a collection of Old Time, Bluegrass and Western Swing instrumentals played on the Cajun accordion.

Peter Croft has drawn together various strands of Americana and showcases them with the aid of Mark Jones and Hazel Fairbairn.

The trio first played together in the 1980s and this album marks their reunion.

Peter has been steeped in traditional music since childhood and the short-lived skiffle boom, which opened the door to awareness of the various strands of American traditional music.

The music of the Cajuns of Louisiana, with its mix of plaintive blues and infectious dance rhythms, enthralled him and the Cajun accordion became his chosen instrument.

Peter Croft (Cajun accordion), Mark jones (guitar), Hazel Fairbairn (fiddle, viola).

"This is a rich labour of love, fiercely, passionately played with grace, energy and always with bounce and life. It is beautifully recorded and well presented, extensive sleeve notes from Peter with photos and illustrations, make this a rewarding documentary as well as an interesting musical journey through the music of The Blue Ridge Mountains depicted on the cover of the album." Marc Higgins, Northern Sky.

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