Crystal Bright Teaches Us Why The Accordion Rules Supreme

CBright_byDividingMePhotography1MY FAVORITE AXE
with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands

BACKGROUND
Bright has an eclectic, haunting yet whimsical, carnivalesque world folk sound, dubbed “kaleidophrenic cabaret.” She plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, Ugandan harp, and others, leaving people captivated with her operatic vocals and virtuosic command of her exotic instruments.

NAME OF INSTRUMENT
Titan 120 Accordion

WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
I’ve been performing with the Titan for four years now, and it has been a reliable road warrior. I’ve gotten used to the feel of playing it, but it also causes me a lot of neck and back pain from long periods while dancing around, so there’s a love/hate relationship.

WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
Accordions in general have such a full sound, and going through a bass amp helps it have an even fuller and warmer tone if you EQ it right. I mostly play the right hand keyboard side with the “master” button on, which is the richest, fullest sound for melodies.

SPECIAL FEATURES
It’s a smaller accordion so it’s easier to jump around and perform with. It has a pick up so it can be heard easily through a bass amp and replace having a bass player if needed, but not preferred.

CAN BE HEARD ON
The Absolute Elsewhere & Muses and Bones

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