Here are a few places you may like to visit.
Alex’s favorite brass mouthpieces. Great construction, feel, and response– check em out!
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.
Rick Hirsch is a great jazz arranger, saxophonist and all around good guy from State College by way of Delaware, Massachusetts, Madison, WI and Northern Illinois.
Bandleader, accordionist, vocalist extraordinaire from Whitewater, WI.
Grammy nominated accordionist in 2005.
Master of Ethnofunkology.
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.
A wonderful resource for all things Polka in the great state of Texas. Sign up for a weekly newsletter and visit the site to keep up to date on dances, festivals, recordings and other news on the Texas polka world.
A great source for German trachten (Lederhosen, dirndls and all kinds of other cool clothes!) as well as other imported items and music—including Alex Meixner cds
Jimmy K is a renowned polka musician and expert on all polka recordings– Check out his site for listings of most of the albums available by US Polka artists, including Alex Meixner.
Website with accordion videos and links. Their mission is to promote accordions and show people the many faces of accordions.
One of our favorite groups to split stage with in New Ulm, MN every year… This group of singers and their musicians convey the happy soul and German roots of the historic polka capital of the USA.
One rocking record shop that stocks Alex’s CDs. Check it out online and when in Richmond, VA
One of my favorite music sites
German attire for your kiddos!! This is a fun site to get clothes for your kids to join in the Oktoberfest festivities!