Popular band nominated for Syracuse award


A musical tip of the hat goes today to Verona-based Fritz’s Polka Band. The popular performers have been nominated for a Syracuse-Area Music Award (SAMMY).

Fritz’s Polka Band’s 2018 recording “Hey!” that features all original songs, was nominated in the “Best Other Styles” category. “Hey!” also features special guests Rocko Dorsey, Ron Keck, and Todd Kerns (from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, TOQUE, Age of Electric and more!).

The SAMMY Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. in Syracuse. 

“The guys in my band are delighted to be nominated again,” said Fritz Scherz, bandleader of FPB. “It had been over five years since we put out a recording, so we’re flattered to receive this nomination after taking a few years off from recording. Big thanks to the nominating committee, our families, fans, disc jockeys, music critics, the media for supporting us over the years, and of course the special guests who took part in our recording! Last, but certainly not least, we want to thank Ron Keck at SubCat Music Studios for taking on this recording project.”

This past October 14 marked the 40th anniversary of Fritz’s Polka Band. We hope that the band, which in 1999 was the first polka band to play at a Woodstock Festival, many more years of tuneful success.

More information on the SAMMY Awards is at www.syracuseareamusic.com. Details on Fritz’s Polka Band are at www.fritzspolkaband.com, www.facebook.com/fritzspolkaband, www.twitter.com/fritzspolkaband, and Instagram at: www.instagram.com/fritzspolkaband.


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