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Polka King: The Life and Times of Polka Music s Living Legend

Polka King: The Life and Times of Polka Music s Living Legend (Hardback)

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Arguably the most important polka practitioner of his generation, reedist/vocalist Jimmy Sturr has won an eye-popping 18 Grammy Awards, and when you hear his exuberant brand of the music that is his heart and soul, you'll understand why. Blending the timeless elements of traditional polka music with hints of country, Cajun, and rock and roll, Sturr's unique sound has taken polka to new heights of accessibility and popularity, and his modernized renditions of polka standards and renditions of rock classics have captured the imagination (and feet) of listeners throughout the world. In his memoir Polka King, you'll meet the man behind the beer barrel.In his lively, oftentimes hilarious literary debut, Jimmy chronicles how a small-town boy from tiny Florida, N.Y., made good, ultimately becoming a respected bandleader, entrepreneur, and Grammy winner with 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 will introduce the world to a one-of-a-kind artist who has taken one of the world's most beloved musical genres and made it his own.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainment Publisher: BenBella Books Publication Date: 16/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781937856342  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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An 18-time Grammy Award Winner and leader of more than 100 recording sessions, Jimmy Sturr is considered one of the world's leading polka musicians. Sturr has shared the studio with greats such as Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Boots Randolph, and Bela Fleck, and, over the last three decades, has performed all over the world. The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra has been seen on Saturday Night Live, PBS, CNN, ABC, and CBS, and BMI awarded him their prestigious Commendation of Excellence. His TV show, The Jimmy Sturr Show, airs weekly on RFD-TV. Sturr lives in Florida, N.Y., and Polka King is his first book.

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