Switching Gears! Performances w/Guy Klucevsek in NY July 24 & 25

Guy KlucevsekAfter another hot weekend in New Ulm, MN for Bavarian Blast with the band I’m actually flying out for once! I have a quick detour to shoot a tv commercial for one of our festivals and then onto New York for some completely different music with one of my heroes- the legendary Guy Klucevsek.

We have 2 shows– Friday,  July 24 at Barbès in Park Slope/Brooklyn, NY and Saturday, July 25 in Chatham, NY at PS21 Chatham— on which I will be performing duets with Guy (and he will perform a few solos) on some of his remarkable original compositions. This is a very different musical challenge for me as Guy’s music bridges gaps between so many different styles of concert and jazz music, with some occasional Balkan folk influences. We’ll be performing some of the selections we have recorded together on his “Dancing on the Volcano” and “Multiple Personality Reunion Tour” albums, as well as some new selections of his. I’m excited to put this all to test, as I’ve been practicing this music in between my gigs and honestly it’s some of the most challenging accordion music I’ve ever performed.

You can check out Guy’s recordings in my store if you’re not near us– but, if you have the opportunity to get to these performances, please c’mon out. I promise you it will be an awesome experience.

Also, as you may have heard, Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA is closing early next year.  We’re honored that we’ll be in their final season.  Show your support and make possibly your last (or first) visit to Johnny D’s on August 19 to catch a rare Alex Meixner Band club performance!  ORDER TODAY!

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Wisconsin & Minnesota – The Alex Meixner Band Is Heading Your Way

Wisconsin & MinnesotaWe had beautiful weather, high rivers and rain all in the course of 3 days– but rocked some really cool gigs that were all over the board this past weekend. The boys and I are settling into the studio for 2 days before we head to Estabrook Beer Garden on Wednesday, July 15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s a FREE early show, 5-8pm… so c’mon over after work and party for a bit.

Thursday, July 16 is a really special one– Superior, Wisconsin’s Harrington Arts Center/ Accordion Museum is a cultural treasure that many people, even within our scene aren’t familiar with. Come for the concert and make a point to visit and get to speak with Dr. Helmi Harrington sometime. You won’t find a more sincere individual with that breadth of knowledge regarding all kinds of accordions and music… Truly a remarkable person and organization.

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 17-19, mark the return of The Alex Meixner Band to Bavarian Blast in New Ulm, Minnesota. Good ol’ German hospitality, food, beer and fun — a fun time in the original Polka capital of the USA. We’ll be pre-releasing a new CD celebrating the musical heritage of the area with the Vitak-Elsnic All Star Band… More online info on the “Then and Now” CD will be coming soon!

Summer Tour Starts Slamming North!

July in OH, PA & NJWe’re on the road again. Friday finds The Alex Meixner Band returning to a new New Jersey hot spot- the Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten. The food is amazing, beer selection great and people of all ages are raving about the scene. The band kicks off at 9pm-so plan to hang all night!

Saturday brings the band back to the historic Edelweiss Haus in Northampton, PA. Tanya and her crew have really brought back the spirit of the Haus and we’re excited to come back for an afternoon Beach Party with indoor Tiki Bar– we start playing at 2pm– but we’ll be going until at least 5pm… party with us (no cover!!) and maybe we’ll go later….

Sunday brings us to the beautiful Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, OH (Toledo) for the Bavarian Sports Club’s Sommerfest. We’ll be on stage from 3-7pm and looking forward to playing for our good friends out there. Again – free admission… so no reason to miss it!

We’ll be recording some special projects for a few days on the road– all of which I’m really excited about. I’m looking forward to sharing some new stuff soon as well as some other big news… but in the meantime– the tour will continue with Milwaukee and Superior, WI and New Ulm, MN for Bavarian Blast next week. Keep an eye on the website as well as the social media (follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as become a fan on Facebook so we can keep you up to date on all the cool stuff going on!)