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Tony Lovello “Does It Again”
Tony Lovello still playing for fans
Tony Lovello may be the Michael Jordan of the Accordion
world, not only because he is one of the all time greats in his field, but
because he has a habit of un-retiring from it. But, it’s not all showmanship.
He is truly an amazing accordionist.
His most recent return to a stand-up and cheer audience came at the Las
Vegas Accordion Convention in October where he led the final evening’s concert
with a masterful performance including a patriotic medley and an Old Glory
draped accordion to fit the occasion that had the crowd on their feet going
at it with Tony.
It was a technically perfect presentation of Tony’s razzle-dazzle with his
trademark glissandos and bellow shakes that have made him a great performer
Vandeville style pick-a-gem from the audience, thrills the crowd.
No gimmick here when Tony picked a little girl out of the audience to join
him in a lively duet. Vendeville audiences used to go for this sort of stunt
big time. And stage-wise Tony scored another hit with his partner, and his
audience responded with standing ovations as he warmed up and then overheated
himself and the fans.
It was pure Tony Lovello playing his distinctive style with Tony’s special
Every great accordionist seems to have started playing shortly after being
born, but Tony was probably a late bloomer at five. He stayed at it and
enjoyed a professional career playing with the Three Suns. He appeared with
Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Dinah Shore, Milton Berle, Eddie Cantor,
Pat Boone, Jimmy Durante and Roy Clark. That’s heavy duty company in the
Last year the SAAA brought Tony to San Antonio for a concert. He was a hit
with his fellow SAAA club members who tried to entertain him, but Tony,
the consummate entertainer, made lasting fans and several new friends while
in the Alamo City.