It’s music from another time and a world away. But Bud Gramer and his accordion are still in demand, according to Newsday.
The New Hyde Park resident performs Tuesday’s at The Village Lanterne in Lindenhurst.
“Music is the universal language,” Gramer told Newsday. “Sometimes if people are having a rough day or if I’m having a rough day, I put the accordion on and I play a few songs and most of the time I feel a lot better. The world could use a lot more music.”
Gramer grew up in Queens playing baseball and the accordion. His parents were Austrian-born. German-American music seemed like a natural fit.
Now Gramer keeps the tradition alive. He’s also a regular with the Long Island Accordion Alliance, which will gather at La Villini in East Northport on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and The Lanterne March 13.
So have a schnitzel and enjoy the show.