Welcome to our page of links to other
bands, organizations, and other stuff.
Info about polka and not-so-polka stuff:
24-7 Polka Heaven
Wanna hear polkas? Wanna hear polkas RIGHT NOW? Then log onto this website,
brought to you by some great polka guys back in Cleveland, OH. Viva Cleveland!
AOL Polka Radio
AOL Radio has launched a brand-new polka station. They have all kinds of great polkas streaming all day long, every single day! That's fantastic! It just makes me want to tune in and shoud "E-I-E-I-O!"
Steve Litwin's Polka Page
For polka, start here. Period.
Nancy's Place for Polkas
The other main polka site on the internet.
Polka Man Jack Baciewski's fantastic polka site!
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
The organization dedicated to preserving
and promoting our favorite style of polkas.
International Polka Association
This group is dedicated to preserving
and promoting multiple styles of polka.
Big Sky Polka Club
This is the polka club in Billings, Montana.
They have a great polka fest over Labor Day Weekend.
Let's Polka Blog
I discovered this polka blog when they had an
entry about the band. They're really sharp
writers and great polka fans. Check it out!
Polka Bob's California Polka Page
Polka Bob Banoczi is a great drummer, DJ and
polka promoter in Southern California. Stay
connected with what's going on in Arnold's state.
Ed & Lois Halvorson's Southwest Polka Party
Ed is a good Norwegian. He and his wife Lois are
two of Arizona's most active polka promoters. Check
out their upcoming polkafests. It's some of the best
polka dancing west of the Mississippi.
Texas Czech Polka Bands
Texas is a hotbed of Czech music. Texas is a hotbed
of all kinds of great music. After all, they produced Bob Wills and
Willie Nelson. What more needs to be said? Well, there was
also a guy named Alfred Vrazel. Learn more...
Craig Ebel's "It's Polka Time!"
The official website of the Twin Cities' most popular
polka radio shows. He's also a kickass drummer and
I have done a lot of recording here. The Tom 'n' Toby Show and
half of Northwest Polka Country were recorded at Tinderbox. Jamie
is a great engineer and he really knows how to make an accordion sound good.
Gary was my accordion teacher. He always pesters me to add a link from
my website. I finally did. All kidding aside, Gary is an amazing
educator and author and has single-handedly raised the level of accordion
scholarship and musicology. Please take a look at his website and look
over his fine selection of accordion products.
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
In Washington, going to Leavenworth is a good thing,
unlike in Kansas. Check out their website. You may never leave...
King Ludwig's Biergarten
King Ludwig's is a Leavenworth institution (no, I'm NOT talking about the
For the best schnitzel, rotkraut, schweinshax'n, and Bavarian roast potatoes
stop in and have dinner.
Little Red Hen
Seattle doesn't have any more polka bars. We've only got two
honky-tonks and this is one of them. The other one is the Tractor
Tavern in Beautiful Downtown Ballard where Brave Combo plays
when they're in town. Oh yeah, getting back to the Little Red Hen...
Speaking of Seattle honky tonks, the Tractor is the place in Seattle.
Grab yer boots and get on down to the Hank Williams Wednesdays
and all the other great acts they have at this Seattle hot spot.
Wisconsin Polka Music
Headed for Wisconsin? A fan of That 70s Show? Just jonesing
for some good ol' fashioned Wisconsin polkas? Log onto this
website and see what's hoppin' in Wisconsin. Hey! That
almost rhymes, sorta.
The Polish Diva from Milwaukee
If you read my bio closely you'll know that I've had the pleasure
and honor of performing with Terry Palasz, aka The Polish Diva
from Milwaukee. The show is absolutely brilliant and hilarious.
Check it out for yourself and have a highball on me!
Also, Terry just recorded a new CD, The Polish Diva's
Polka Party, which I produced. It's polka-tastic!
This tiny station in Hartford, WI plays polkas all the time
and some classic country, too, on occasion. They also
give good farm reports so you know the price of grain
at Horicon or the price of sow bellies at Beaver Dam.
They're getting help for their addiction.
One step at a time.
Kimberley International Old-Time Accordion Championships
One of the West's premiere accordion events. Contestants and
fans can spend a week in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and have
all the old-time accordion music they can listen to!
NW Western Swing Society
It may not be Texas but Seattle has some great western swing.
Find out about it here and tip your hat to the "Rose of San Antone."
Ahhhh-hah! Play it Leon!
Sons of Norway
A fraternal benefit society that promotes Norwegian
culture in America. Praise the Lord and pass the lefse.
Vasa Order of America
I'm Swedish and Norwegian which makes me Norwedish.
Here's the Swedish version of Sons of Norway.
Nordic Heritage Museum
The Northwest is full of people with a Nordic heritage.
It's no surprise that Seattle is the home of the Nordic Heritage Museum.
Minneapolis did give us a run for our money, though.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
I've often been accused of being and odd fellow.
I'm actually a card-carrying member of Buckley Lodge #75.
Favorite Bands and Entertainers:
Bob Otto's Polka Pals
Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen
Those Darn Accordions!
Other Useful Links:
Accordion Links Page