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Catonsville man trying to bring back the accordion
Catonsville man trying to bring back the accordion

Joe Fertitta sat on the brick steps of his Cape Cod style home in Catonsville last Thursday, dancing his fingers across the keyboard of his accordion to play his favorite Italian tune, "Flight of the Angels." It's a sound unlike most popular music heard today. "We're trying to bring this accordion back alive again, for the young people to learn to play," Fertitta, 82, said. The instrument reached its heyday in the first half of the 20th century, but has made a comeback through indie and folk rock bands like Beirut, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists. When the rock 'n' roll era hit, accordions fell out of style because the music was at such a high...

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