Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer



photo: Merlijn Doomernik

Live music is starting to re-awaken here in New York City, and elsewhere! Here are a few things coming up in 2021:

June 20 / Trio: Jerome Harris, Will Holshouser, Michael Sarin.
PLUS possible special guest on clarinet! Porch concert, part of Make Music Ditmas.
3 - 5pm, 225 Argyle Rd, Brooklyn NY

June 27 / Kiran Ahluwalia at Little Island, NYC more info
July 7 / Lisa Gutkin at La Zingara, Bethel CT more info
July 30 - Aug 1 / American Accordionists' Association seminars, curated by Bill Schimmel, online / virtual more info
Aug 29 / Julia Greenberg at Rock Valley Schoolhouse, Delaware County NY more

October - November / Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser duo, tour in the Netherlands more info

Sometimes I post updates, thoughts on musical topics, videos, etc. on my Facebook musician page. Please give it a look if that's your thing.
Will's Facebook music page

Here's a video of a recent piece, "Murmur," my attempt at quarantine-style split-screen music making. This video was made for Bill Schimmel's Accordion Seminars back in July 2020. Many thanks to Bill and the American Accordionists' Association for putting those on.


More things to check out

A duo album with Eric Vloeimans, a brilliant trumpeter from the Netherlands. Available now as a download on Bandcamp at this link
-- or on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify. Here's a preview of "Spring on the Smoky Air" on Soundcloud

Mel Minter reviews "Eric & Will" in his blog, "Musically Speaking":
click to read more about Eric


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

A couple of solo videos from 2017:
A Recurring Dream
The Light Quick Bones

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

Various albums 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.


HBM CD

Eric & Will
duo album

on Bandcamp