Family Polka Program

Tributes To The Bands 

     I am not an award winning author, but my stories are imaginative and sentimental. People ask how I got the idea to use song  and album titles and how it all started.

     Back in 2008 Mike Matousek was inducted into the Polka Music Hall Of Fame. Jay & I threw a dance to honor him and 250 of his friends came out to hear Charm City Sound play some awesome music.

    I made a giant card for everyone to sign and I was trying to find the right sentiment.  I knew it had to be special and unique. After a while I decided to use song titles that Mike recorded over the years.

     It needs to be a special occasion for me to write a tribute. By using Song/Album titles that the honoree has recorded makes each story different and unique.

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy writing them.  It's my way of thanking the musicians for keeping polka music alive.

Janice Lochner

The Beat Tribute 2023 Alex Meixner Tribute 2023
Deb Jones Tribute 2023 The New Brass Tribute 2023 Freddy K Tribute 2023
DTO Tribute 2022 Mark Janson Tribute 2022 PCM Tribute 2022
Steve Meisner Tribute 2022 Eddie Blazonczyk Jr. Tribute 2022 Tish Blazonczyk Tribute 2022
Ken Olowin Tribute 2021 Jimmy K Tribute 2021 Joe Stanky Tribute 2021
John Stanky Tribute 2021 Rich Biela Tribute 2021 Mollie B Tribute 2021
Ted Lang Tribute 2021 ChicagoPush Tribute 2021 Energy Tribute 2021
Charlie Tansek Tribute 2021 Jackie Libera Tribute 2020 The Boys Tribute
Crusade Tribute 2020 Eddie Guca Tribute 2020 John Gora Tribute 2019
Ampol Aires Tribute 2019 Jolly J's Tribute 2019 Frania Yakima Tribute 2019
Jimmy Sturr Tribute 2019 Judy Stringhill Tribute 2018 Stephanie Pietrzak Tribute 2018
Li'l John Nalavenko Tribute 2018 Eddie Forman Tribute 2018 Dennis Polisky Tribute 2018
Rich Bernier Tribute 2018 Al Matousek Tribute 2018 The Sounds Tribute 2018
Stas Golonka Tribute 2017 Richie Midura Tribute 2017 Maestros Men Tribute 2016
The Brass Connection Tribute 2016 Lenny Gomulka Tribute 2016 Doubleshot Tribute 2015
Ray Jay Tribute 2015 Scrubby Tribute 2015 Toledo Polkamotion Tribute 2013
Happy Louie Tribute 2013 Eddie Blazonczyk Sr. Tribute 2012 The Continentals Tribute 2012
Mike & Mike DJ's Tribute 2009 Polka Family Tribute 2009 Mike Matousek Tribute 2008



 

Updated Oct 15, 2023