Pete Contino Band

Pete Contino Band

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Blues - General | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Total Song Plays: 13   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Many music fans will quickly recognize the name. Pete Contino is the son of world-renowned accordionist Dick Contino, the man who made “Lady of Spain” a No. 1 hit. He toured with his father for over fifteen years as his drummer; however, it was on the road where he honed his skills on the accordion. When Pete began creating his own music, he decided to take the instrument in a different direction. bringing along influences like Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones and Jimi Hendrix. In the process, he created a style nearly impossible to pigeonhole; it’s been described as "blues with a touch of zydeco." In addition to accordion, the six-member band features acoustic guitar, upright bass, saxophone, drums and percussion, creating a unique melding of styles not seen since the emergence of The Dave Matthews Band.