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Saturday, August 11 • 3:45pm - 4:55pm
Denny Anderson - Polka

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David Austin

The son of an accordionist, David Austin began playing accordion at the age of 10.  At age 12, he began performing alongside his father, Mike, in the Russ Wilson Band of Wisconsin, an experience which lasted until he was 20.  From 1996 to 2001 Austin performed and traveled with the Roger Bright Band from New Glarus, Wisconsin.  All this time, he had an interest in the recording process, created his own studio in which he recorded... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Don Hunjadi

Don Hunjadi grew up regularly watching his father, Dick Hunjadi, perform on stage as the drummer with Milwaukee polka great, Louie Bashell. Although he started playing trumpet in the fifth grade, by age 14, Hunjadi started playing bass guitar and within a year became the bass player with the Joey Klass Band — again alongside his father who played drums. When he was 17, he had his first opportunity to enter a recording studio when he went to... Read More →
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Rick Hartmann

Rick Hartmann got his start in polka music as a boy listening to and following the Verne Meisner Band from Whitewater, Wisconsin. Hartmann’s father, a trustee honor roll member of the Cleveland Style Polka Hall Of Fame, was not only a member of Meisner’s band, he was his cousin. Hartmann played tuba throughout high school, but drums were his passion. He got the chance sit in with Meisner for the first time when he was 12, and at 15... Read More →

Saturday August 11, 2012 3:45pm - 4:55pm
Dance Stage Albert Ave

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