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Radoslav Lorković
Radoslav (* 1958 in Croatia) was born into a musical family and grew up listening to classical music. His family moved to London when he was five, to Minnesota when he was six, and three years later to Iowa, where he lived for the next many years. Radoslav started playing piano when he was seven. In high school, a friend who played piano introduced Radoslav to the blues. That would be a turning point in Radoslav's life. After his friend, Phil, took him to the Grateful Dead show, they formed a band. During a gig at a venue in Iowa City, Iowa called The Sanctuary, producer/musician Bo Ramsey heard him play and for three or four years while in college Radoslav was a member of Ramsey's band The Third Street Sliders.
Eventually he started playing piano for singer-songwriters Greg Brown, who he had met in Iowa, and Richard Shindell, who he had met in Italy. Radoslav met Austinite Jimmy LaFave during the 1990s and in 2005, when he became a member of LaFave's band, he moved to Austin. In 2014, Radoslav and Scott Crago (drummer for The Eagles) played on LaFave's cover of Jackson Browne's "For Everyman" on Music Roads Records' Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Brown. Around that time, he also became a piano accompanist to the late blues great Odetta. At some point Radoslav found the accordion. He said: "So I came from this world as a proper pianist and I landed on the accordion."
Radoslav tours internationally and often performs at festivals including the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, held annually in Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. A few years later he was on the festival schedule performing his own solo set as well as accompanying many others. Radoslav's version of Woody Guthrie's "The Jolly Banker" - which he performs on accordion - was described as being "dazzling". For several years he has accompanied Ellis Paul at Paul's traditional New Year's Eve shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
from Wikipedia
homepage: www.radoslavlorkovic.com
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Pravda Music
Jim Viner, drums
Eddie McKinley, sax
Doug Roberson, guitar
Mike Fitzpatrick, guitar
Nate Basinger, Hammond organ
Radoslav Lorković, Hammond organ
Pete Whitfield, strings
Paul Cunliffe, percussion

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