Cowboys with Accordions

In Heaven There Is No Beer, but there are, however, cowboys. Unlike the angel choir, they certainly wouldn’t play a woosey instrument like the harp. String bass and accordion for these guys.

Join us tonight for a little bit of paradise. Since I know nothing about music, and even less about vintage country and western(40’s and 50’s), I’m pulling out all the stops tonight and calling in the expert: WIOX’s own Alan Reynolds (Pure Country, Radio Truck Stop) will co-host the show. And he’s put together a playlist like you’ve never heard before—all on the accordion.

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In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY—and that’s upstate. 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

If it works for him . . .

Think what the accordion could do for your love life!

Now you know why we do it.  Just like guys who play guitar—only better.

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So pull out that accordion and start practicing.  Provided you’re not a Romanian vampire dwarf, results should be instantaneous and unbelievable!

In the meantime, listen to In Heaven There Is No Beer, heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  It’s the only accordion show you’ll ever need.  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

Big Fellows

With big accordions:

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For the record, that’s John Stevens, cocky with that big accordion, right.  Who wouldn’t be?  John Stevens’ Doubleshot is one of the bands we’ll be listening to tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer.  We’ll be taking a whirlwind tour through the polka bands of NEPA (that’s North East Pennsylvania for the non-initiates) and upstate New York.

We’ll also be introducing a new segment tonight on our program—How to Dress for Success—not so much for polka band personnel, but for our sadly arrayed presidential candidates.

In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY—and that’s upstate.  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

Another historically sweeping accordion show

From Spanish Ladies (1624) to Lady of Spain (1947), from the sailor-ridden English Channel to the boy wonder of Fresno—Dick  Contino.

Here’s the man, young, handsome, and happy—and probably playing Lady of Spain—early in his career:

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Here’s Dick after he went to Vegas and met Liberace, from whom he obviously picked up some fashion cues:

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Love the Beatle boots and that shirt.

Tonight’s show is a tribute to the Spanish people and language and the songs they inspired.

Join us for 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,

Joselito Markulin