Polka King

The Life and Times of Polka Music's Living Legend
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Author(s): Jimmy Sturr
Original Publish Date: Apr 16, 2013
Product Number: EB00654010
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781937856359
Publisher: BenBella Books
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Description

A memoir by the Grammy–winning artist who's played everywhere from Poland to Carnegie Hall, delighting fans with his spin on this beloved folk music. Vocalist, trumpeter, clarinetist, and saxophonist Jimmy Sturr has won a remarkable eighteen Grammy Awards and brought happiness to many with his unique blend of the timeless elements of traditional polka music with hints of country, Cajun, and rock 'n' roll—played with plenty of heart and soul. Now polka lovers can meet the man behind the beer barrel. In this lively, funny memoir, he shares the story of how a small-town boy from tiny Florida, New York, made good—ultimately becoming a respected bandleader and entrepreneur, and even making guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. He'll take you into the recording studio and onto the stage, where he's shared the microphone with the likes of Willie Nelson, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Charlie Daniels. Featuring forewords by Willie Nelson, Bobby Vinton, and "Whispering" Bill Anderson, Polka King puts you in the company of a one-of-a-kind artist who has taken one of the world's most beloved musical genres and made it his own.

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