Mollie Busta Lange – Living Category – Inducted 2018

Portfolio Categories: 2018 and L.

 

MOLLIE BUSTA LANGE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS “MOLLIE B,” HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE POLKA INDUSTRY HER ENTIRE LIFE. SHE BEGAN AT AGE THREE ON VOCALS WITH THE JIM BUSTA BAND, AND TO DATE, HAS PERFORMED IN 35 STATES AND ELEVEN COUNTRIES IN ADDITION TO APPEARING ON OVER 35 RECORDINGS. ALWAYS INVOLVING POLKA MUSIC, MOLLIE HAS BEEN AN EDUCATOR AND ROLE MODEL THROUGH HER PERFORMANCES, DANCE LESSONS, AND SCHOOL WORKSHOPS. WHILE BEST KNOWN AS THE HOST AND A CO-PRODUCER OF THE NATIONALLY SYNDICATED TV PROGRAM THE “MOLLIE B POLKA PARTY,” SHE HAS ALSO CO-HOSTED A SIRIUS XM RADIO SHOW, PERFORMED IN THE WARNER BROTHERS FILM, “THE MULE;” HOSTED THE WISCONSIN PBS DOCUMENTARY, “POLKA!;” PERFORMED ON THE NATIONAL PBS SPECIAL, “POLKA PASSION;” PERFORMED ON THE “BIG JOE POLKA SHOW;” AND HAS PRODUCED AND DIRECTED LARGE CHRISTMAS SHOWS IN BRANSON AND BEYOND. MOLLIE PERFORMS ON MANY INSTRUMENTS WITH SQUEEZEBOX, IS IN THE WISCONSIN & IOWA POLKA HALL OF FAME AND HAS BEEN NAMED THE “FAVORITE FEMALE VOCALIST” MULTIPLE YEARS BY THE USPA & IPA.

MOLLIE B HAS BEEN DEEMED DESERVING BY THE ELECTORATE OF THE INTERNATIONAL POLKA ASSOCIATION FOR INDUCTION INTO THE POLKA MUSIC HALL OF FAME®.