Sorry to disappoint George but I own no Portuguese Accordion music.
His comments did however get me thinking as to who is the greatest living accordionist now that the Laird of Auchtermuchty Sir Jimmy Shand is no longer with us.
I give you two candidates;
The County Clare (as opposed to Galway!) lass Sharon Shannon. I saw her give a tremendous performance
at King Tuts many moons ago.
Then there is the Tex Mex wizard Flaco Jiminez who has played with Dwight Yoakam amongst others.
I think Flaco just shades it.
The Accordion Crimes in the post title is not a reference to the splendid tracks below but rather a recommendation for the excellent book by E Annie Proulx.
The Who -Squeeze Box
Sharon Shannon with Steve Earle - The Galway Girl
Flaco Jiminez - The Free Mexican Airforce