Pesaturo powers to world record with 32 hours on accordion

Aug 10, 2017 364

BY: Ethan Shorey

Cory Pesaturo, Cumberland’s accordionist extraordinaire, has scored quite a win in his lifelong bid to gain attention for the underappreciated instrument: He’s now a world record holder.

The only person to ever win a World Championship on acoustic, digital and jazz accordion, Pesaturo played the accordion from 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 to 6:44 p.m. on Aug. 5. That 32 hours and 14 minutes shattered the old Guinness World Record of 31 hours and 25 minutes by Finnish accordionist Anssi Laitinen in 2010.

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