Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

artwork by: Jacqueline Specken

Coming up

June 7th: I'll be playing solo at Barbes in Brooklyn, NY ...
Meanwhile, I'm happy to announce that I have a new duo album out with Eric Vloeimans, a brilliant trumpeter from the Netherlands. Trumpet and accordion -- mostly original pieces by each of us, plus a ballad by the late, great Prince & Carole Davis. Available now as a download on Bandcamp at this link -- or on Amazon or iTunes. Here's a preview of one tune:
Spring on the Smoky Air on Soundcloud.

Here are couple of videos I just posted of a solo performance from last year:
A Recurring Dream
The Light Quick Bones

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2018:

June 6 / Julia Greenberg & Mary Lee Kortes at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC more info
June 7 / Will plays solo accordion at Barbes, Brooklyn more info
June 9 / Kiran Ahluwalia in Providence, RI more info
July 12 / David Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet
Yidstock Festival Amherst MA
July 14 / David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness reunion concert
Yidstock Festival Amherst MA
July 19 / Will plays at Barbes, Brooklyn more info
July 27 / American Accordionists' Assn Master Class &
Concert Series, curated by Bill Schimmel; Will presents new solo pieces
in a seminar on Friday afternoon; Tenri Institute, NYC more info
Sept 16 / Solo concert for Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society
Falls Church VA

More things to check out

Will talks to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, about accordions, hymns,
and Musette Explosion, and plays a few short tunes:
listen on Fresh Air archive

Article about Will on Accordion Americana blog by Christa O'Neill:
click to read

"... swings with speed and clarity, sways with mystery and eroticism....Not simply an archeological paean to past masters, this debut recording from Musette Explosion makes the genre relevant to NYC's musical landscape."
-- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

"Musette ... has a dynamic vehicle in this ensemble."
-- Nate Chinen, New York Times

"This group does not restructure the repertoire's foundation; they handle it all in their own way. [Musette Explosion] has respectfully reclaimed 1930s Paris for the 21st Century." -- Aaron Cohen, Downbeat

Mel Minter reviews the CD in his blog, "Musically Speaking":
click to read
And here's Michael Steinman's review in his blog, "Jazz Lives":
click to read


Will Holshouser Trio video "Nocturnal" click to watch

Musette Explosion video by Cruz-Dann Productions click to watch

Regina Carter's Tiny Desk concert on NPR click to watch

NY Times review of Regina Carter & Reverse Thread: click to read

New York musicians, please sign this petition
in favor of union benefits in NYC jazz clubs:

Musette Explosion album available here

Introducing Musette Explosion

Available here ("add to cart"), or on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby

Will Holshouser Trio CDs are available here:

through this site

Download via emusic

distribution info

... and on iTunes.


Holshouser, Bennink & Moore
"Live in NYC"

through this site