Bob Wilusz, the Strolling Accordionist is great for special themes, festivals, and parties. He takes the music to the people by making personal contact with the audience or to just add to the atmosphere. Bob's repertoire includes various European music (French, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish), plus old time and Patriotic American. Bob has vast knowledge of songs from the time period 1890 to 1959. Special hats and vests compliment each musical style. He could perform just one type of music or all six.
Bob also does a lot of senior work. He'll do special lunch programs combining music and history or stroll during dinners or picnics. Bob will play special Irish, German, old time music with an explanation of its historical significance, and Christmas programs. Currently, Bob is booking for weddings; dinner, birthday, anniversary, picnics, and international theme parties.
Class instructor at Shepherd Center in Rock Hill and Charlotte giving classes on old time music and history.
Member of Charlotte Folk Society, Carolina Accordionists, and Florida Accordion Association.
Available in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.
Some recent events include: Lexington and Hickory International Festivals; Charlotte Mint Museum artist reception; Italian Festival, St.Phillip Neri, Fort Mill (13 years); Italian Club Spartenberg; French Wine Festival; French Bastille Day Celebration (3 years); Newberry Opera House fund raiser; Hickory
Oktoberfest (8 years); Newberry Oktoberfest (4 years); Pinehurst Resort (3 years); Pee Dee International Festival (7 years), Florence, SC; Salisbury, NC Christmas programs (4 years); UNCC International Festival and Multi Cultural Celbration (7 years); various country club dinner theme nights; retirement centers in North and South Carolina, and Georgia; Senior centers in Charlotte, Rock Hill, Savannah, and Hilton Head; Mecklenberg County Senior Nutrition (entertained at 20 sites for lunch); and private parties.