Based in Ohio, but performing all across the country, The Chardon Polka Band is not your average polka band. They are a group that brings new life and energy to this traditional music. While the group has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas, they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. The band got their start in the Cleveland music scene; playing countless area fairs, festivals, and venues. While remaining very active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road and performing at a variety of events across the United States. From performing at an NFL game to headlining for some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation to opening for the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra; the band loves pleasing crowds anywhere and everywhere.
2016 sees the release of the band’s highly anticipated fifth album, “World War Polka”. Thus the band’s 2016 season has been dubbed the “2016 World War Polka Tour”. The Chardon Polka Band continues it’s quest to bring polka to the masses.
Chardon Polka Band hit the stage at the Cat in the Cream Wednesday with all the blustery spirit of a blaring megaphone. The motley crew of musicians, miscellaneous instruments and multitude of styles created an atmosphere of playful spontaneity that permeated each moment of this group’s unorthodox interpretation of polka music. At the start of
From www.cbsnews.com As “CBS This Morning” kicks off a week of convention coverage from Cleveland, correspondent Mo Rocca shows us the area’s unique sights and sounds, starting off in the “Ohio City” district, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods. This city was originally called the Forest City. Then it was known as the Best Location in
From blog.raredirndl.com By: Erika Neumayer Yesterday was the big release of The Chardon Polka Band‘s newest album: World War Polka. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the CD early to give it a listen. Sam and I listened to it while we were cutting dirndls for production and we both came to the
From aiguillemedia.com By: Patrick Williams Jake Kouwe started playing the accordion when he was 14, and within a couple of months, he began performing at recitals. His teacher taught the other children piano. He admits that the other children were more talented than him, with their Disney musical songs. But he was always the star of
From therustbeltchronicles.com By: Matheson Kamin The Chardon Polka Band is a band consisting of Members: Singer, accordion player, guitarist Jake Kouwe; banjo player Mike Franklin; saxophone player, singer Emily Kouwe; and drummer Joe Dahlhausen. As a musical ensemble, The Chardon Polka Band is easily one of the busiest acts in the Greater Cleveland, as they are
From vindy.com By: Guy D’Astolfo Chardon Polka Band is on the warpath. The polka-punk-partiers flirted ever-so-briefly with fame last year as the subject of Reelz reality-TV show “Polka Kings.” The show quickly flopped, but it taught the band a hard lesson: Don’t ever change to fit someone else’s vision of your art. Now the CPB has
From therustbeltchronicles.com By: Matheson Kamin Every year, the music industry puts out many new releases for the Christmas season. While there are plenty of things to choose from, what you should be doing is adding to your music with something different than what already makes up the collection. That means going for the more unusual releases