One sunny Saturday last October, my newly minted in-laws threw a Paris-themed party for my wife and me before we headed off on our honeymoon, and Café Accordion Orchestra's leader Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton provided the bistro music. Ladies and gentlemen, the man practically oozes Old World class and charm, and his sprightly and Gallic-tinged accordion numbers provided the perfect send-off to the City of Lights. But CAO's new release, Germaine, will just as effectively transport you to a little café on the West Bank. Instrumental musettes and hot-club numbers are the groundwork, but excursions into Latin cumbias and Brazilian mandolin music keep things varied and exotic. With the Euro continuing to rise against the dollar, this CD-release show is your most fiscally responsible option for traveling abroad.
Tue., July 15, 8 p.m., 2008