Recommended Accordion Manufactures:
Siwa & Figli Accordions – The best hand made accordions available.
Fismen – Alpine Instruments
NYC Area Venues for German & Polish Polkas:
Pilsner House – Hoboken, NJ
Zeppelin Hall – Jersey City, NJ
Radegast Hall & Biergarden – Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bierhaus – NY, NY
Hipper than hip friends:
Polka Radio Shows:
Here are a few more places you may like to visit:
The best hand made microphones for acoustic instruments.
Guenadiy Lazarov- a perfectionist in accordion mechanics and tuning is now also distributing Siwa & Figli accordions, in addition to an impressive array of classic, reconditioned instruments.
International Main Street Polka Band. America’s Yodel King and his entourage of musical merry makers present a classic polka sound.
Ed Klancnik, a total professional in the recording field (musician, producer, engineer) and fantastic live drummer and musician based in Nashville, TN.
A new variety band based in western Ohio. Polkas and more featuring some young veterans, Ted Lange and Mollie Busta.
Craig Ebel’s syndicated polka radio show from Minnesota—the voice of polka music in the Midwest!
Pam and Jerry Zagar’s web portal of polka info in western PA and beyond….
AJ Hite, a young DJ from Ohio continues programming American Slovenian music in the style of the show’s originator, Button Box guru – Frankie Spetich.
The classic catalog of Polka and old time music is now available online. Individual sheet music, full band arrangements and books—a wealth of information for the musician. In the near future, Todd will hopefully be having some new offerings too!
The Wildman rocks, swings, boogaloos, and punks out with the Polkas online with his radio shows emanating from the arctic regions of Minnesota.
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