A Cedar Suede
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A Cedar Suede

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Seattle, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Seattle Art Musuem"

“… A Cedar Suede, who not only have a mean accordion and violin player, but their sound is so diverse and distinct that one moment you’ll hear an Afro-Cuban beat you’re moving your feet to, and the next second you’re pondering if you’re catching a hint of bluegrass in the same song. #musicnerdproblems” - Carlos Garcia, Seattle Art Museum’s Communications Coordinator

"Bellevue Art Musuem"

"Vibrant performers with a wide breadth of styles... simply fun and fascinating music!" -


Still working on that hot first release.



The much anticipated full-band album is here! The Legend of the Great T.D. Bingo, takes listeners on a sonic journey through noisy jungles, epic mountain passes, and desolate valleys. It follows the journey of Theodore Domingo Bingo, a capybara-riding caballero hero.  A Cedar Suede balance lyrical melodies, lush harmonies, and deep grooves, while maintaining room for improvisation within composition. Each song is its own adventure. Their music is coined as “cinematic world-funk,” and while their music may draw from many regions of the globe, one thing is certain, it is vivacious and will move you!

 Pangaea reoccurred for a brief moment; claves from Central and South American found their way into the canals of Venice where lovers swoon in gondolas. Guitarist Harold Belskus and accordionist Jamie Maschler’s early music consisted of simple, though rich harmonic textures with layers of virtuosic improvisation. After only a few months of collaborating, they released their 2011 self-titled, self-produced debut EP,  A Cedar Suede.

 “Very promising music, it’s very timeless and full of life! Solid musicianship for such young players.” –Jovino Santos-Neto

The infectious appeal of this small group began to draw the attention of peers, many suggesting that the group expand in size and sound to reach their full potential. In 2013, they gathered some of the most vibrant and talented players in the Seattle area. An added trumpet and a full rhythm section seamlessly fused their classical and jazz traditions in a manner that draws respect from even the most critical listeners, yet still gets people up and dancing!

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