Nathan Abshire (June 27, 1913 near Gueydan, Louisiana – May 13, 1981 in Basile, Louisiana) was an American Cajun accordion player who, along with Iry LeJeune, was responsible for the renaissance of the accordion in Cajun music in the 1940s.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1913 (Gueydan), Died 1981 (Basile)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, vocalist
Notes: Bluebird disc labels credit him as Nason Absher.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-94408||10-in.||8/10/1935||Gueydan breakdown||Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BS-94409||10-in.||8/10/1935||La valse de Riceville||Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band, with male vocal solo and shouts||instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist|
|Victor||BS-94410||10-in.||8/10/1935||One step de Morse||Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BS-94411||10-in.||8/10/1935||French blues||Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band, with male vocal solo and shouts||instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist|
|Victor||BS-94412||10-in.||8/10/1935||One-step de Laccissine||Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BS-94413||10-in.||8/10/1935||La valse de Boutte Dechuminen||Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers||String band, with male vocal solo||vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abshire, Nathan," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103607.
Abshire, Nathan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103607.
"Abshire, Nathan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.
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