Adrian Crookston
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Adrian Crookston

Moscow, Idaho, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2020

Moscow, Idaho, United States
Established on Jan, 2020
Solo World Rock




"The Sultry Swines"

“Adrian Crookston, an accordion mage who somehow fits 42 notes into every bar, keeps that squeezebox droning, and sings”

-American Standard Time - American Standard Time

"Adrian Brings The House Down"

Halfway through the Jazzmandu 2019 festival Adrian Crookston brings the house down at Yala Maya on Sunday with a rendition of Brazilian forro music with Nepal’s Navin Chhetri. - Nepali Times

"Jazzmandu sets up its closing night with virtuoso performances from musicians, both Nepali and from across the world"

“Despite seemingly never-ending lines on the keyboard and ever-changing bass notes, the accordion was the star of the show.

no one really knowing the specific dance, people couldn’t help but jump up and jive in whatever manner they saw fit.” - Kathmandu Post

"Adieu, Jazzmandu till next year"

“Adrian Crookston drew eager waves of dancers toward the stage with Palouse Forró Experience, infecting the crowd with frenetic, rousing pace of Brazilian street music, reminiscent of troubadours and wandering gypsy bands, sometimes winsome and far too easy to dance to.”

-Nepali Times - Nepali Times


Still working on that hot first release.



It's all about high energy dance music for accordionist Adrian Crookston. At every concert Adrian manages to get audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along to his music that is rooted in grooves and rhythms from around the world. Specializing in Forró music from the northeast of Brazil, Adrian utilized the funky, rhythmic, and sometimes bluesy sounds and innovations of the amazing Brazilian accordionists who came before him and inspire him. Although he's based out of Idaho, Adrian often travels to play with Forró bands in different parts of the US. His main Forró projects include 'Forró de Quintal' out of Austin, Texas and Santa Barbara, California, and 'The Palouse Forró Experience' in his home town of Moscow, Idaho. It's not just his Forró playing that gets people on the dance floor, Adrian writes original tunes and rocks with a variety of band and projects playing styles from around the world. 

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