Accordion Babes Encore

Accordion Babes Encore

8:00 pm

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2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

West Coast Accordion Babes are Back!Tara Linda

Cabaret, Accordions and French Rock
Saturday, December 1st
8:00 pm

$20 in advance/$25 at the door

$40 for Performance + Prix Fixe Dinner at C'era Una Volta, 1322 Park Street, Alameda 4-7pm.

Showcasing the sassy, sensual and always entertaining Accordion Babes, these women will delight you with their squeezing, serenading and many bellowed antics. You will be transported on a trip around the world with waltzes, tangos, polkas, train songs, shanties, gypsy cabaret and a twist of French rock! These often underground Babes - all featured in the forthcoming 2013 accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar (Post-apocalyptic version) will saunter and shimmy their way into your heart. Don’t miss this new generation of accordionistas and the accordions who love them in this special holiday show.

Amber Lee Baker (Sassy Folk)
Renee de la Prade & Band (Celtic Rock & Whiskey Women)
Tara Linda & the Tortilla Western Trio (Wildwest Cabaret)
Jet Black Pearl (Gypsy Cabaret/ Rock)

Jet Black Pearl (artist formally known as Yeti) is a French chanteuse one-woman dynamo from the Netherlands that sings in three languages (English, French and Dutch) and accompanies herself on a multitude of instruments (including accordion, flute, toy piano and music box). Her performances have been described as "a cabaret gypsy party where Nina Hagen, Edith Piaf and Kurt Weill meet". Jet Black Pearl -- delivers fanciful, offbeat songs about forbidden love. See videos of her performances and sample her music at:

From deserts to dance halls, Torch singer Tara Linda and her Tortilla Western Trio, plays a diverse mix of styles from traditional Tex-Mex and train songs to vintage jazz. A composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tara writes original music for the accordion and sings with a voice described as “sultry...and mesmerizing” SF Chronicle; Oakland Tribune/San Jose Mercury News). Perfect for lizards and lounge lizards alike.


Amber Lee Baker ("Amber Lee & the Anomalies") performs original songs that range between bawdy cabaret, melodious folk ballads, gypsy tunes and soulful spirituals. A recent review of her new album 'Indelible' by the blog Sepiachord states: "...while Amber Lee wields an accordion she could just as well be rolling out her tunes from behind a piano keyboard. ... "Indelible" rewards repeated listens." Listen and learn more at:

Renee de la Prade

Reneé de la Prade (Zydeco Celtic Roots Rock) fuses rock-n-roll, Cajun music, Blues, French and Irish tunes into her own exciting, boot-stomping show. She rocks a mini Irish diatonic squeezebox with a custom bass system she installed herself. Reneé also repairs, sells, and teaches accordion at Smythe's Accordion Center in Oakland, CA. Catch her with the Americana Cajun trio Whiskey & Women or performing solo in venues around the world. Renee is the mastermind behind the Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar.

Drinks and concessions will be available at the show.
For more information call 510-865-5060 or email