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Denny Anderson

Denny Anderson and the International Main Street Polka Band (IMSPB) is a group of seasoned musicians that plays Slovenian/Swiss-style polka, combining the instrumentation and feel of the American Slovenian sound with Swiss yodeling, and reminiscent of the late Roger Bright and Frankie Yankovic.

Denny Anderson began his musical career playing guitar with his father's band, Merle's Polka Boys, in 1958 when he was 13. When he was 18, he moved to upright bass with Bob Mastel and the Polka Sharps for seven years. Anderson then met “America's Polka King,” Frankie Yankovic in 1964 and played a week-long engagement with him and his band, The Yanks, at Sammy’s Bar & Lounge, a popular polka spot in the town of Virginia, in Minnesota's Iron Range. In 1968 he recorded an album with Yankovic, as well as a Canadian-produced TV special and record in 1977 and performed with Yankovic on and off for nearly fourteen years. In the course of his career, Anderson has performed and recorded with some many of polka’s greats, from Yankovic to Steve and Verne Meisner to Gaylord Klancnik to “Canada’s Polka King,” Grammy Award winner Walter Ostanek.

Visit the International Main Street Polka Band Home page at http://www.imspb.com/Home_Page.php

My Artists Sessions

Friday, August 10

8:00pm EDT

Saturday, August 11

12:00pm EDT

3:45pm EDT