Patrick Farrell is a Brooklyn, NY based accordionist, brass fanatic, composer and bandleader. Described as a “wizard” by Feast of Music and “supersonically fast” by Lucid Culture, he is among the foremost practitioners of his generation of new American accordionists. An open-eared approach and consistent curiosity about music have led him to study and perform in an ever-expanding variety of musical fields, as well as to collaborations in theater, dance and spoken word.
Upon moving to Brooklyn from New Orleans in the spring of 2007, Farrell quickly integrated into the NYC music world. He leads his own band, the circus/new-music/comedy group Stagger Back Brass Band, inspired by a love of brass bands he first discovered on the streets of New Orleans