David DiGiuseppe is an accordionist known for his fiery and emotive playing and is equally at home performing Irish tunes in a pub, French musettes in a cabaret, contra or Cajun music for a dance, or in the intimate setting of a concert hall. As a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller, David also presents programs for schools, arts councils, libraries, and museums throughout the Carolinas, offering family concerts and educational lecture/performances on American and Carolina history.
David currently tours the US with his New England-style contra dance bands Contrazz, FootLoose and The Ivory Boys. DiGiuseppe is also a member of the trio Craicdown performing acoustic roots music.
Playing professionally since 1978, David is featured on many recordings, including his releases Movin’ on, Welcome to Heaven…, and his first solo recording South of Andromeda. Reviewer John O’Regan of Ireland wrote, “a player of immense talent and vision, David is a musician worth encountering”. He is also featured on many releases with his various bands and appears on numerous CDs backing other musicians.
David has published four books for the accordion through Mel Bay Publishing. His newest, Learn Blues Accordion is a one-of-a-kind method book teaching how to play blues on the squeezebox.
The Mighty Accordion The Complete Guide to Mastering Left Hand Bass/Chord Patterns is a unique and much-needed guide to playing the bass side of the accordion, offering a comprehensive collection of progressive exercises for learning and mastering bass/chord patterns.
100 Tunes for Piano Accordion is an extensive collection of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas from the French Canadian, Cape Breton, Scottish, Shetland, New England, and Southern Old Time traditions.
100 Irish Tunes for Piano Accordion is a collection of traditional Irish jigs and reels arranged for the accordion featuring many common session tunes, a few chestnuts, and some rare gems.