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With Spring approaching, I'm happy to say I'm looking forward to one of my busiest summers to date coming up! I'll be visiting one new state in Oregon, which will also mark my first visit to the West Coast. I'll be heading out there for several library shows in July, prior to heading back to Montana for my second straight year performing for the Lewis & Clark Library System, based in Helena. During that same four-week trip in July and August I'll also be returning to numerous libraries in WI, MN, WY, CO and NM, as well as visiting many new ones I've not previously performed at. It's going to be another exciting season of music and travel! Iíll be posting details and a full schedule by mid-March to the Events page at Stay tuned!

So what's happening this spring? You can catch my band and me frequently at the Old German Beer Hall in Downtown Milwaukee on Fridays and/or Saturdays, as well as my solo show at the Milwaukee Moose Lodge one Thursday afternoon most months. Be sure to check the Schedule page for all the details.

If you're up early this Tuesday morning, join me for Paczki Day at National Bakery in Milwaukee starting at 6 AM. I need to get up by 4:15 AM, but the bakers are there all hours the previous day and throughout the night before getting the famous Fat Tuesday food ready for your enjoyment! I'll be playing there until 11 AM, so stop by, say hi, and grab some Packzis!

I'd also like to take a moment to remember a friend, and also someone who really helped springboard my career back in 1997. I was 18 years old at the time, and local polka promoter extraordinaire John Pinter took it upon himself to take my story as a Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame nominee for the Horizon Award to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. His humble efforts paid off with a surprise font page story. He was very kind with his time and especially his enthusiasm to help me out at that time, and would continue to be helpful and supportive throughout my career. I learned that John recently passed away. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. There were few people more passionate about polka music, its promotion, and especially its preservation and subsequent future than John.

As always, be sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook here, or for Pint Size Polkas here. Once youíre there, click the Like button at the top of the page.

That's all for this month. Thanks again and talk to you soon!

Mike Schneider
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