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Accordion on the Texas Border

In part eight of the series Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues, NPR's Paul Brown explains the way the accordion came to the American southwest in the hands of German immigrants and caught the ears of local Tex Mex musicians.

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Paul Brown
As a newscaster and reporter for NPR, Paul Brown handles an ever-changing combination of on-air, reporting, editing and producing tasks with skills he developed over 30 years working in radio and print journalism.