Edwin Erickson & Tight Squeeze

EDWIN ERICKSON is one of the co-founders of KIOTAC, and has been a perennial participant over the years, as a competitor, adjudicator, workshop facilitator, committee member, sponsor and performer.

He performed for many years at KIOTAC with the group Viking Persuasion, with Killingberg’s Orchestra, and most recently with Northwind. Edwin has performed across Canada, in the U.S.A, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.

Aside from the performance element, he has been active in accordion teaching, sales and studio operation and recording and publishing, and has composed over 60 original pieces in various genres.

“TIGHT SQUEEZE” is Edwin’s newest excursion into the realm of accordion performance, blending elements from prior Nordic and swing repertoire with nostalgia from the Roaring Twenties and early 1900’s, and original material not yet debuted.

This carefully selected quartet/quintet guarantees to be a crowd pleaser with unique arrangements and repertoire even expanded from the delightful variety of favorites that were danced in Kimberley last year.