Lost River Band
I grew up in Chicago and the surrounding areas and through my primary and secondary schooling I played piano and trumpet. During college years my playing of music lapsed (except for learing how to play the harmonica). However after graduating from the University of Minnesota and starting work at DuPont in Delaware I tried guitar for a bit. Throughout my life however, I had always liked the accordion and on one birthday my mother gifted me with a used accordion and a slew of music books. I tried to teach myself from books but when my wife said "You either take lessons or I take an icepick to it" I decided something needed to change. Thus, at age 36 I started lessons from internationally recognized accordionist Daniel Desiderio which I continued for 12 years. After retiring to Bemidji, I met Jay Forney (guitar/banjo/vocals) soon after moving to Bemidji and we formed the "Bemidji Bogtrotter"s. In January of 2017 Kari Grace(guitar/lead vocals) joined us to form the Lost River Band.