I lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 40 years, most of the time in Pacific Grove. I moved there in 1957. . My parents owned restaurants in Monterey and Carmel. My brother still lives in PG in a house we owned jointly. He brews root beer in Pacific Grove SPARKY's.
I graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1964. Went to MPC. Both my daughters were born in Carmel.
There was on box player who lived in Carmel Valley, he had a string band. They often played Cajun tunes. I'll get back to you with his name and the name of the band.
As I recall he played a REGAL in C.
I started playing the accordion while I lived there somewhere around 1990.
Many of my friends either attended or taught at the DLI.