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Flashback Friday, 1986: IPA Polka Hall of Famer Frankie Yankovic and parody legend Weird Al Yankovic. Same last name, no relation. Frankie Yankovic was inducted into the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1969. ... See MoreSee Less

Who is your favorite male vocalist in the polka industry? ... See MoreSee Less

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The computers are all hooked up and waiting for today’s edition of Steel City Polkas. A lil tribute of music for Veterans Day with a mix of regular music plus music from the homeland.

Thank you to all veterans for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: August 1994. Polka Family Band with IPA Hall of Famer, Hank Guzevich. ... See MoreSee Less

Music Publishers of America and its Vitak-Elsnic Division are considering a recording project based on Polish dance and orchestra arrangements published by Vitak-Elsnic in the 1920-1940 period. We have the music - we just need a band!
If you are interested and would like to learn more about how your band might collaborate with us on this project, please send an email with contact information to MPA President Steve Harris: steve@musicpublishersofamerica.com.
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Getting closer and closer to that 1,000 member mark. We're currently at 938! We have new members from Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont! Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you watch the Country Music Association awards last night? Ryan Joseph Ogrodny has been performing as part of Alan Jackson's band, The Strayhorns, for the past five years. But Ryan is no stranger to polkas. As grandson of the late IPA Hall of Famer Henny Jasiewicz, Ryan performed with his family's band, Henny & The Versa J's, since he was a toddler. Now he's enjoying playing music for thousands of music fans. ... See MoreSee Less

Representing Pittsburgh on country music's biggest stage! A McKeesport native -- playing fiddle alongside Alan Jackson at the CMA Awards. Meet the local musician, Ryan Joseph, and hear how he plans to give back to his hometown.

Joe Fedorchak began formal accordion music studies in 1944 at the age of nine. He continued his formal studies after honorable discharge from the armed forces in 1960. Also proficient of the button chromatic accordion, he has devoted more than fifty two years towards playing and promoting polka music.

Joe launched his career while still in elementary school when he became a member of the “Polka Serenaders Orchestra” in the late 1940s. In 1952, while still in high school, he joined the ‘Johnny Butchko Orchestra.’ As a member of this orchestra he participated in several recordings along with numerous appearances on live radio and Joe Fedorchak television programs during the 1950s and 1960s. He formed his own orchestra in 1963 after the retirement of Johnny Butchko.

Original compositions include, ‘Little Slugger’s Polka,’ ‘The Blue Lady Polka,’ ‘Helvak’s Waltz,’ ‘Jodie’s Waltz’ and ‘Grandpa John’s Polka.’ Their compositions have also been incorporated into other polka bands’ musical repertoire.

Joe Fedorchak was inducted into the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1997; this year marks 20 years since his induction.

Here is a video of the Joe Fedorchak orchestra, also including recent IPA Hall of Fame inductee, Fred Ziwich.
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