SINCE MY LAST UPDATE
So what's been going on since I last emailed?
Well, it's been an interesting summer to say the least. I
put on a few dozen virtual shows for libraries from coast to
coast. It was a lot of work, but I hope the families who
participated enjoyed the final product, personalized to each
participating library. It was a fun culmination of my music
and video production skills coming together. That having
been said, it's my most sincere hope that we'll be back to
in-person programming next summer. Recent reports of herd
immunity to COVID have me encouraged. We can all hope!
SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB
Whether you know a student, teacher, school
administrator, or librarian, or just need a little brush up
on COVID-era best hygiene practices, I’m happy to announce
the release of my original song, “Scrub, Scrub, Scrub
(COVID-19 Edition),” and corresponding music video. Thanks
to polka DJ Greg Drust for the inspiration! You can watch
the live and unplugged performance here. Looking to purchase
the track, or the entire Pint Size Polkas Vol. Two: Dance!
album it’s part of? Then visit the Music page at
tracks are available individually for $0.99, or purchase the
entire MP3 album for less than $10. Share the good message
of proper hand washing during this time of COVID, and enjoy
some fun polka music in the process!
LATE SUMMER AND FALL SCHEDULE
There is some good news on the horizon for the
Mike Schneider Band. Check out the
Schedule page. It is
admittedly much, much shorter than a normal schedule for
this time of year, but you do have a few opportunities to
come out and enjoy some live music. Highlights include our
annual visit to Hoffman Estates in September, this year for
a replacement event to their usual Platzkonzert. It will be
held on the same grounds, but in more of an open beer garden
setting. It should be a fun night! You can also catch us at
the Wisconsin Polka Boosters’ Scholarship Dance in Muskego
for the first time in October. We've enjoyed playing many
events for the WPB in the past, and look forward to helping
them raise some money for this worthy cause! Plus, we’ll be
playing a few beer garden events in the Walker’s Point
neighborhood in Milwaukee. You can find details for our
three “Party on Pitt” appearances below. Reserve your or
plot table here. Thanks to MobCraft Beer and Broken Bat for
sponsoring these events!
If you're not able to venture out, or are just
looking for some additional polka fun during the week, I've
been trying to do one video per week - just me and my
accordion, unplugged, playing a song and talking a little
bit about it. Be sure to visit my
YouTube pages for these
Christmas is right around the corner, and with
the Holidays this year comes some seasonal music in its
happiest form... polka! My "Christmas Kielbasa" album will
be available on CD as well as digitally through my website.
Stay tuned for more information. I plan to start taking
pre-orders in October and should be able to begin shipping
in November. The album will feature five original Christmas
songs - including the title track, as well as my polka spin
on Holiday season favorites like "Jingle Bells," "Jolly Old
Saint Nicholas," "Auld Lang Syne," and more. I'll include a
full track list with preorder information in October. Stay
tuned for all the details. Whether for yourself, a
polka-loving friend, or as a super fun stocking stuffer for
anyone in your life, "Christmas Kielbasa" will be a must-add
to your Holiday shopping list in 2020!
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Take care, stay healthy, and I hope we have the
chance to cross paths in the very near future! Thanks again
for your support of the musicians you know during these
difficult times of COVID-19.
As always, be sure to join
our growing list of fans on Facebook
here, or for Pint Size
here. Once you’re there,
click the Like button at the top of the page.
That's all for this month. Thanks again!