Internationally Inspired Pub Fare | Belgian Mussels and Frites | Late-Night Kitchen | 300-Plus Craft Beers
While You're Waiting
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Figure out how to work Sartre's Being and Nothingness into your flirting routine with fellow deep-thinkers at the American Philosophical Society Museum (104 S. Fifth Street).
After: Groove to the latest hip-hop, metal, and indie rock during concerts at the Theatre of Living Arts (334 South Street).
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Hohner, Weltmeister, Scandalli, Borsini, Roland, Stagi, Saltarelle
Pro Tip: Take a look at our hundreds of online video demos to see different types of accordions that we carry.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Every day, we meet customers from all over the world who play their own unique styles of accordion music. It's like going to a concert in a new country every day.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I found my father's dusty old accordion in the attic at age 17. Since that first encounter, we've had about 3,000 accordions come and go, and I have seen and played every kind you can think of.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We play every one of our instruments on our YouTube channel: user libertybellows.
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