Patrick & Leonard Nowak

Polish Tradition

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The sounds of Polish-American polka music evolve from those village tunes of Poland, songs carried to the United States by immigrants and then sung and played on the front porch or at the kitchen table. Polish Tradition, the 1996 release by Patrick and Leonard Nowak of Nebraska, offers 21 cuts that reflect the tradition and heritage of the music.

In a time of power polkas, this recording returns to the standard melodies, using basic instrumentation reflecting a heritage filled with Polish spirit and musical energy. Patrick's excellent fiddle work blends perfectly with his father's solid accordion playing and Byczek's steady beat, while playing well-known traditional Polish polkas. Polish Tradition is available from Leonard Nowak, 117 Ginger Cove Rd, Valley, NE 68064.

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