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Accordion Dreams This page intentionally left blank Accordion Dreams A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music BLAIR KILPATRICK University Press of Mississippi jackson The University Press of Mississippi is a member of the Association of American University Presses. A portion of the author’s royalties will be donated to the following organizations: Augusta Heritage Center, Louisiana Folk Roots, and Musicians’ Village/New Orleans (Habitat for Humanity ). Copyright © 2009 by Blair Kilpatrick All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing 2009 ∞ Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kilpatrick, Blair. Accordion dreams : a journey into Cajun and Creole music / Blair Kilpatrick. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-60473-101-9 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Kilpatrick, Blair. 2. Accordionists—United States—Biography. 3. Musicians, Cajun. I. Title. ML419.K526A3 2009 788.8′616241073092—dc22 [B] 2008020370 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available For Steve, who opened the door This page intentionally left blank ...