Dave Socha’s Hohner Compadre | The Muse

photos and video by Clay Lomneth and Abbie Leigh

Bolzen Beer Band's Dave Socha has been to Bavaria and back. With his German fluency and Czech background in tow, he took up the accordion. Even though his Lincoln-based polka-punk band still busks every now and then, their greater number of paying gigs led him to purchase his Hohner Compadre. In this episode of The Muse, Socha teaches us about the art of the accordion.


The Muse puts the focus on artists' instruments through photos and video. For more of The Muse, find Laura Burhenn's WurlitzerGerardo Meza's House of InstrumentsKris Lager's Cigar Box Guitar and Heather Berney's Classical Electric Guitar in the archives.