Oral History Information
Tony Lovello began playing accordion when he was five years old, thanks to the fact that his father was a professional musician. Tony performed on stage, television, radio and in the movies, along with teaching and selling the accordion. He was an early adapter of the Roland electric accordion and proudly endorsed Petosa for over forty years. In addition to his playing, Tony was also a songwriter. His song “I’ve Never Cried Before,” was recorded by Roy Clark, whom Tony performed with on the TV show “Hee Haw” several times over the years.