As we begin our wind down of Polkas After Dark for 2021, we hope to be with you for as long as you want us to be here!
Geri & I really enjoy spending time with all our old friends & new ones as we continue the "craziness" Saturday Nights & Sunday Afternoons. Did you know we are now broadcasting on YouTube? Just search Polkas After Dark. That's where you will see the past and present interviews on Sundays with the greatest musicians in the industry.
We have loads more folks we'll be interviewing in the upcoming weeks/months. Some of them we are reaching out to are:
Rick Rzeszutko, Music Company / IPA Tribute Band
Johnny Krawisz, Freeze Dried / IPA Tribute Band
Hank Guzevich, Polka Family
Lenny Gomulka, Chicago Push
Andy Fenus, Trel-Tones
Alex/Rick Vinecki. Box-On
Whitey Ryniec, Marion Lush
and many more... A Special Thanks to everyone who said "YES" to scheduling interviews this past Labor Day W/E at the 2021 International Polka Association Festival & Convention.
NEW TIME - SATURDAY NIGHTS!!!
Our Saturday "Polkas After Dark" broadcast time is changing as of January 2, 2021.
Join us at our new time starting at 9 PM till 11 PM every Saturday night.
Our Sunday broadcast will see no change and still be seen every Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM.
We have added a new segment called "Your Favorite Musician of All Times" and the first episode takes place Sunday October 25, 2020. Below are the dates/musicians we will be interviewing.
2020 / 2021 SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
October 25, 2020 - Joe Oberaitis - Orlando, Florida
November 1, 2020 - Ken Machelski - Depew, New York (The Buffalo Touch)
November 8, 2020 - Nathan Neuman - St. Cloud, Minnesota
November 15, 2020 - Eddie Blazonczyk, Jr. - Chicago, Illinois (The Versatones)
November 22, 2020 - Joe Zalewski - Toledo, Ohio (The Dynabrass)
November 29, 2020 - John Zelasko, Jr. - Grand Rapids, Michigan (The Project)
December 6, 2020 - Jim Nowaczewski - Cheektowaga, New York (PhoCus)
December 13, 2020 - Dennis Polisky - Colchester, Connecticut (Maestro's Men)
December 20, 2020 - John Gora - Hamilton, Ontario Canada (Gorale)
December 27, 2020 - Kevin Adams - Cleveland,Ohio (Special After Christmas Show)
January 3, 2021 - Tony Blazonczyk - Chicago, Illinois (New Phaze)
January 10, 2021 - Paul Romanowski - Waxhaw, North Carolina (Michigan Connection)
JANUARY 17, 2021 - No interview - WATCH IPA VIRTUAL EVENT 3PM CT TIL ??
January 24, 2021 - Paul Pietrucha - Somerset, New Jersey
January 31, 2021 - Mark Kohan - Orchard Park, New York - (Special Delivery)
February 7, 20201 - NO INTERVIEW as we get ready to watch the "BIG GAME"
February 14, 2021 - John Zelasko, Sr. - Trenton, Michigan (Kavaliers)
February 21, 2021 - Stephen Kaminski - Chicago, Il - (Songwriter/Arranger/DreamTeam)
February 28, 2021 - Ania Piwowarczyk - Canada - (The Divas)
March 7, 2021 - Gary Brueggen - Wesby, Wisconsin - (Ridgeland Dutchman)
MARCH 14, 2021 - SPECIAL GUEST - LES KAPUSCINSKI - Oakville, Canada - (Photographer)
March 21, 2021 - Michael Costa - Randolph, New Jersey - (The BEAT)
** March 28, 2021 - Marty Biniasz - Buffalo, NY - (Buffalo History/Promoter/Forgotten Buffalo) **
*** April 4, 2021 - Dave Zychowski - Erie, PA - (Musician/Producer/WAM Records) ***
April 5, 2021 - Special Dyngus Day in Buffalo with Guest "Val Bakowski" - "Live" Time TBA
April 11, 2021 - Mollie "B" Busta/ Ted Lange - Ridgeville Corners, OH - (Squeeze Box)
April 18, 2021 - Randy Koslosky - Pittsburgh, PA - (Energy) Reunion 2021
APRIL 24 & 25, 2021 - NO BROADCAST THIS WEEKEND
May 2, 2021 - Jackie Libera - Charlton, Mass - (Maestro's Men/Classix/Song writter)
May 9, 2021 Jersey Polka Richey (Drongoski) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 16, 2021 - Marylou Czerniak - Minneapolis, Minnesota - (Polka Soul/Divas)
May 23, 2021 - Stephanie "America's Polka Sweetheart" - Buffalo, NY
NO BROADCAST MEMORIAL DAY W/E Sunday - We're with The BEAT in EIDENBURG, PA
June 6, 2021 - Greg Chwojdak/Joe Ryndak - Buffalo, NY - (Concertina All-Stars)
June 13, 2021 - Michael Costa - Randolph, New Jersey - (The BEAT) Back by popular demand
June 20, 2021 - Nicholas Zachary - Maryland - (DVSTA)
June 27, 2021 - Tom Picciano - Buffalo, NY - (Knewz/Sunshine/Dynatones)
July 4, 2021 - NO BROADCAST - EDDIE WYSOMSKI BENEFIT DANCE
July 11, 2021 - Ray Jay Jarusinski - McKeesport, PA - (The Carousels)
July 18, 2021 - Jim Krzyzewski - White Lake, Michigan -(Jimmy K Band & Jimmy K Polkas)
July 25, 2021 - GOING TO BUFFALO POLKA BOOSTERS PICNIC - YOU TOO?
August 1, 2021 - John Stevens - Wilkes Barre, PA - (John Stevens Polka Band)
August 8, 2021 - Gerry (Mouse) Miesowicz - Buffalo, NY - (G-Notes/Rare Vintage)
August 15, 2021 - Ray Budzilek, Jr. - (Talking about father Ray Budzilek Sr) - Cleveland, Ohio
August 22, 2021 - Ed Guca - Toronto, Canada - (The Polish Canadians)
August 29, 2021 - Ken Machelski - Depew, NY - (Buffalo Touch)
September 5, 2021 - Labor Day Weekend - NO BROADCASTS - IPA Convention
September 12, 2021 - Kevin Solecki - Carnegie, PA - (Accordionist Extraordinaire!!!)
September 19, 2021 - Mitch Biskup - Ludlow, MA - (The Golden Brass/New Brass) (OCT 17, 2021)
September 26, 2021 - Ricky "Krew" Krupski - SeVeN - - Buffalo, NY - (Buffalo's Newest/Hottest Band)
October 3, 2021 - Frank Liszka - Washington, PA - (The Brass Connection/The Boys)
October 10, 2021 - Mike Matousek - MD - (Charm-City Sound/The Boys)
October 17, 2021 - Nick Nidoh - Scranton, PA - (The Mass Brass/Joe Stankey)
October 24, 2021 - Freddy “K” Kendzierski – Plainfield, NJ/FL - (The Freddy "K" Band)
October 31, 2021 - Gary Rhamey - Youngstown, OH - (Master Engineer/Peppermint Productions)
November 7, 2021 - NO BROADCAST THIS WEEKEND - USPA MINI FEST WEEKEND
November 14, 2021 - Dawn Rosinski - Grand Rapids, MI - (The Polski Chix)
November 21, 2021 - Jody Maddie - Parma, OH - (Uptown Sound/Honky Express)
November 28, 2021 - Mr. Mike Charney - Discussing his "Youtube" channel "Live" Polka Memories
December 4, 2021 - Freddie Bulinski - Baltimore, MD - (The Brass Works)
December 12, 2021 - Walter Ostanek - St. Catherine's Ontario Canada - "Canada's Polka King"
December 19, 2021 - Stacey Morris - Monongahela, PA - (The Nu-Tones/Vocalist w/The Boys)
December 26, 2021 - TBD
Get ready for 2 0 2 2
January 2, 2022 - TBD
January 9, 2022 - Jimmy "Maly" Weber - The Sounds - PA / Florida
January 16, 2022 - TBD
January 23, 2022 - Dave Gawronski - Ludlow, MA / Eden, NY - (Musical Magic) January 30, 2022 - TBD
February 6, 2022 - TBD
February 13, 2022 - TBD
February 20, 2022 - TBD
February 27, 2022 - TBD