From Louisiana to . . .

From Louisiana

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To Liverpool (or Leeds or Sheffield or Nottingham–one of those English places in the north that’s not London).

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From the Crescent City to the dark side of the Mersey. From Ambrose Thibodeaux to Rico Bell, a distance that only the accordion can straddle. Join us tonight as we hurtle across national, generational and genre boundaries to bring you a surprisingly coherent show.

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. For more information, lots of funny pictures, hundreds of hours of accordion radio, and our mordant sense of humor, go to: nobeer.org

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Hot Boudin To-day

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And hot accordions!

From Valcour Records comes another instant classic: Cajun Accordion Kings—And The Queen. Tonight, we’ll preview the new release and, time permitting, play the entire CD. Solo accordion classics, recorded, for the most part, in the Louisiana living rooms of the musicians.

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. For more information, lots of funny pictures, hundreds of hours of accordion radio, and our mordant sense of humor, go to: nobeer.org

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Sicilians in New Orleans

With accordions!  Those irrepressible Sicilians!

“I and every decent citizen am disgusted with the Dago disturbances . . .I intend to put an end to these infernal Dago disturbances, even if it proves necessary to wipe out every one of you from the face of the earth.

—Joseph A. Shakspeare, Mayor of New Orleans, 1890, a time when American was great the first time around

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Wonder what it was.  The accordions?  Laundry hanging out?  Ahh, there’s no accounting for stuffy American taste.

Tonight, we’ll take a look at early Italian immigration to America through the lens of the accordion.  And as always, our show will feature music of irrational exuberance, of uneven quality and of questionable taste—but it does have a beat and you can dance to it.

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.  For more information, lots of funny pictures, hundreds of hours of accordion radio, and our mordant sense of humor, go to: nobeer.org

Your host,

Joe Markulin

It only looks like an accordion

Actually, it’s a camera.  And it’s a movie about the miraculous apparition of Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal a hundred years ago.

Tonight’s accordion journey takes us from Mexico to the Middle East, and not without a little chicanery, from Mississippi to Fatima.

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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.  For more information, lots of funny pictures, hundreds of hours of accordion radio, and our mordant sense of humor, go to: nobeer.org

Join us tonight in raising the cry, once again, of Ave Maria!
Your host,

Joe Markulin