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The Blood Washed Band is a local alt-country supergroup and the house band at House of Mercy, led by Professor Page Burkum. Inspired by old time country gospel songs and hymns, the band’s repertoire includes songs by the Carter Family, the Louvin Brothers, Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash and The Band.
Dan’s fresh approach to the much-maligned squeeze-box and his mind-boggling repertoire of both original and traditional material will change the mind of the most hardened accordion skeptic, and delight the fan of the instrument. He draws influences for songs and tunes from such sources as French Musette, Gypsy Swing, Cajun, Jug band, Tex-Mex and Cumbia. Dan calls this global gumbo “ethnoclectic” music. “Daddy Squeeze” happily crosses musical boarders with ease, often mixing styles with results like the “Yohnny B Goode Polka” (a hilarious look at what Chuck Berry’s music might sound like had he grown up in Minnesota)or a French language waltz version of the rock and roll chestnut “Wild Thing”. Dan’s original songs about thrift store shopping, coffee, hi-top sneakers, heartbreak, and joy are delivered with a voice that is captivating, expressive and encourages harmonizing. He mines gems from the repertoires of icons such as Gus Viseur, Gus Cannon, Bo Carter, Jo Privat, Clifton Chenier, Bob Wills as well as a few nuggets written by his friends and fellow musicians of today.