Kip Peltoniemi hails from Minnesota's famous Finnish
Triangle, which is located in the center of the eastern section
of the western part of the southern portion of northern Minnesota.
At one time, the Triangle was a hotbed of Finnish-American button
accordion music. Sadly, Kip is the last of the old-time button
accordion players from the Triangle. As you may know, DNR efforts
to re-introduce button accordion players into the Finnish Triangle
have failed, so you better see Kip while you have the chance.
His one-man show features unusual accordion instrumentals, humorous
songs, dubious folklore, tall tales, and out-and-out lies. All
of Kip's musical material has been independently tested, grade
and certified, achieving an incredible 99.7 % -- or Grade AAA
-- ethnicity rating!
Kip's solo album is entitled Minnesota
Tango, on the Texicalli Records Oy label, produced by Arto
Järvelä of JPP. Recorded in Finland at Sibelius Academy
Studios and at the Kaustinen Folk Music Institute, backing players
include members of Värttinä, Koinurit, Pinnin Pojat,
Tallari and Zetaboo. This CD is available now from Kip at firstname.lastname@example.org