He looks like some sort of musical Merlin – with his long, gray soul patch fluttering as he wrestles on stage with the least likely of rock ‘n’ roll instruments.
John Magnie can make the accordion look – and sound – cool. In his hands, the squeeze box creates music that’s the utter antithesis of polka. Maybe it is alchemy. It’s funky. Soulful. It’s not Cajun. Not Conjunto. It’s more Ray Charles than Clifton Chenier.