Mike Martino of Drexel Hill is getting ready to show off his renowned accordion skills at his annual public concert, writes Peg DeGrassa for Delaware County News Network.
Martino, who refers to himself as “the ultimate showman accordionist,” will hold the concert on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Collenbrook United Church in Drexel Hill at 6 PM.
Known for his mastery of the tricky, wind-based keyboard instrument, Martino also has a performance style that is quite different from other accordionists. He has developed his unique blend of showmanship during his half-century of entertaining people.
“People come up to me all the time and say, ‘I always hated the accordion until I heard you play,’” he said.
But the musician goes much further than just playing some popular tunes. He also puts on a full show for his audience. This includes adding jokes and stories, comedy, impersonations, and a lot of flamboyant antics into his entertaining performances.
“You have to stand out from the others,” he said. “There are musicians and then there are showmen musicians. I am the latter.”
Tickets for the show can be purchased by calling 484-326-7982.
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