Just Because, Dummy!

by Beetbox Band

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WHY POLKA?

Just Because, Dummy! Do the happy dance along with thirteen songs by Cape Cod's vaudevillian songsters the BEETBOX BAND.

Download includes four panels of album art.

Enjoy a diverse range of zany tunes, from up-tempo singalong polka ho downs to klezmer/garage surf jams... from waltzy dance serenades to a modern take on the classic "Beer Barrel".

The crowd-favorite P.C. rendition of "Too Fat" by Polka Dan is an equal-opportunity for everyone to be offended.

The BEETBOX BAND from Cape Cod play high-energy roots music, including bluegrass, Americana, klezmer, and polka. Their rowdy live shows get the crowd dancing and singing along. Bandleader "Polka" Dan Blajda is a 5th-generation fiddler from a family of musicians in Poland's beet-farming region. Clayton March plays clarinet, banjo, and sax. He is a music teacher by day, and plays every week all over Cape Cod, often with bassist and songwriter Greg Johnson (formerly of bluegrass band Raw Honey). Robin Johnson plays piano, and is a writer by day. David Silver plays the drums, using an unusual stand up cocktail kit.

Dan's family back in the old country has retired after generations of being the village band, and their instruments and costumes hang in museums. The Grammys have discontinued the polka category. Is the end of polka near?!

The BEETBOX BAND are post a-polka-lyptic, Mad Maxed-out, beyond thunderdome, playing until the last foot-tappin', knee-slappin' dancer drops.

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released September 1, 2013

Polka Dan Blajda - Fiddle, Voice, Triangle
Clayton March - Clarinet, Banjo, Sax, Fiddle
Greg Johnson - Bass, Mandolin, Accordion, Fiddle
Robin Johnson - Piano
David Silver - Drums

Guitar on Beer Barrel by Jon Evans. Photos by Tara Ann Marshall, Sandy Blajda and David Silver. Album art by David Silver.

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Jon Evans (Tori Amos) at Brick Hill Studio. ©August 2013

1. Just Because, Dummy (Rose,Brown,Robins)

2. Helena Polka (Dombkowski)

3. Z pod Wawelu -Krakowiak

4. Alcy's Polka (G.R.Johnson)

5. Misirlou (N. Roubanis)

6. Too Fat Polka, Revised (A.Godfrey)

7. Siedleczka, Polska Sztajer in Dm (Pudelko)

8. Buddy Love Polka Medley (3 songs from 3 bands of the Rzeszow region: Pudelko,Kretowice,Budy Lancukie)

9. Sofia (G.R.Johnson)

10. Korobeiniki aka Tetris

11. Stream Dance (Kretowice)

12. Beer Barrel Polka (J.Vejvoda)

13. Pod Golem Niebem ("Under the open sky" arr. Vitak/Elsnic)


Videos! youtube.com/c/BeetboxBand

Connect! www.Facebook.com/BeetboxBand

Contact us! Dan Blajda 978-360-7889
PolkaBeetbox@gmail.com

POLKA DAN'S BEETBOX BAND, Cape Cod, MA, USA

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Get Polka shirts and hats at www.zazzle.com/polkabeetbox .

The BEETBOX BAND from Cape Cod play high-energy roots music, including bluegrass, Americana, klezmer, and polka.

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