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Elizabeth Steen

About Elizabeth Steen

Elizabeth Steen is a musician from
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based now in
Boston. Growing up, she played classical
piano and soloed with the Pittsburgh
Symphony at age 16. Mostly now an
accordionist, she’s sung and played all
manner of keyboards in many bands (more
on that in discography) and covered some far
corners of the world (actually round) by tour
bus, plane, Winnebago and once on a fire
truck (the official escort to Buck Owens’
Crystal Palace in Bakersfield CA.) Her first
recording as an accordionist was on the Billy
Bragg/Wilco collaboration tribute to Woody
Guthrie, “Mermaid Avenue.”
She collaborates on many projects, in the
studio and onstage, maintains a private
teaching studio, and taught elementary
school music in the Boston Public Schools for
15 years. She’s half of a duo called Famous
Grouse with Jude Heichelbech, playing songs
they’ve written. Her accordion repertoire
spans music of many cultures and genres
including swing, French, Balkan, Irish, Latin,

Cajun, Zydeco, and it most certainly includes
the Pennsylvania polka.

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