It sure was an exciting week performing in NYC with the Jack Black Polka Band (or the Jan Lewan Alumni Orchestra :))
We had successful appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Today Show to promote The Polka King movie which is currently available on Netflix. You can also download the soundtrack (on which I played the accordion parts) on Itunes, or purchase the CD or vinyl on Lakeshore Records via Amazon.
The Alex Meixner Band has a few regional gigs home in Florida this week. Thursday brings us to St Mark’s in Summerfield for a polka dinner dance. This is the first time we’re playing up near The Villages and we hope to see some of our old friends up there.
On Sunday, we’ll be a little closer to home, performing for the Vero Beach Polish Club at the Moose Lodge. Please call Janice for information (772) 770-6262. I first played at this Moose Lodge for an Oktoberfest when I was in 7th grade. It was one of my first gigs on drums with my Dad’s band. I can’t believe that was nearly 30 years ago! Wow- time flies!
As I’ve been doing a lot of radio and web interviews lately, it’s causing me to reflect on a lot that I have done in my life, as well as the adventures that are in store. I’m extremely lucky that I have been able to continue making a living on this journey in music and am very thankful for all the people who seem to enjoy my music and shows. I’m super excited about the stuff coming up this year. We have a new CD in the works with the Alex Meixner Band. We’re hoping to be returning to some of our favorite venues, and of course, searching for new ones to bring the music to new audiences.