Chango Spasiuk and Kepa Junkera

Two giants of the accordion world, in concert, together!

Don’t worry, if you can’t get to Manresa, Spain in Catalonia (I can’t either).  But we’ll be creating the concert–in spirit–tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer on the radio.

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And as if that weren’t enough.  We’ll have searing, up to the minute coverage of the great Roxbury Drought of 2016.

In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your hydro-psychotic host,

Joe Markulin

We’re taking a whiskey vacation

And so should you.  BYOB and BYOA (Bring your own accordion)!

Up here in the watershed, we have no water—you turn on the tap, and nothing happens.  So we have been catapulted back into the 19 century (or is it the 14th?)—hauling water to the house in buckets—and drowning our sorrows in whiskey and gin.

Never fear, we found a lot of accordion music that is best suited to the consumption of whiskey and suchlike.

Join us tonight to celebrate the dry season, to wet your whistle, and to enjoy lots of accordion music.

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In Heaven There Is No Beer, heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PMand the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Old Tom Waits

Look what he purportedly says:

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And look who’s talkin,!

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The thing about a gentleman, that’s one of the oldest high-brow dismissals of the accordion on record, and I doubt that it originated with Tom.  A gentleman?  What’s that?  On a recent visit to New York City (the center of civilization as we know it) I saw an advertisement for a place called FLASHDANCERS (ie, a high rent titty bar), and it was billed as “A Gentleman’s Club.”  Rest assured, there were no accordions in that classy place.

But plenty of them tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer, your weekly dose of high-test accordion music.

Join us tonight to celebrate the devastating drought that is engulfing our region.  We will make it rain, with hieratic accordion music and with a little help from Mr. Waits.

In Heaven There Is No Beer, heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your fair weather friend and  host,

Joe Markulin

Zachary Richard

Tonight, a one man show—Zachary Richard from Louisiana.  He’s a singer, songwriter, accordionist and a published poet (don’t hold that against him).

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In Heaven There Is No Beer, heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your  host,

Joe Markulin