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I guess in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, beggars still can't be choosers, so I am very grateful for the 60 or so in-person Pint Size Polkas shows I did this past summer, plus another handful of virtual shows. I got to do a bit of travelling, including my first multi-day visits for libraries in Kansas and Wyoming, and even had each of my kids out on at least one short trip.

Looking ahead to 2022, I'm expecting to do a few more shows than last summer, and am excited to already have return trips booked to libraries in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, and New Mexico. It looks like Iíll even be heading back down to Georgia! Here's hoping COVID continues to recede and the world can return to normal again in 2022!

If it was a down year for Pint Size Polkas, was it an up year for the Mike Schneider Band? When it came to the September half of Oktoberfest season, and even halfway into October, yes it was! I had more shows during all seven days of the week this year than during almost any other I can remember. People were looking for reasons to hold or participate in events again. We did a wedding in Merrimac in September where my banjo player Jim Thull got a standing ovation for yodeling, something he's done at every gig he's ever played with me. At a corporate party in La Crosse in October, we played our last song of the night and the crowd refused to let us leave without playing one more. That never happens at a corporate party! Hopefully all the good will carries into 2022 and beyond! By the way, I hope you like the Old German Beer Hall, because I will be there a lot next year. Thanks very much to them for keeping me busy in these otherwise relatively quiet times!

If you haven't ordered your copy of Christmas Kielbasa yet, or need to order a few Christmas gifts, now is a great time to do so! If you'd like to order by mail, just send a check for $14.97 per CD (this includes shipping) made payable to Mike Schneider, P.O. 126, Clinton, WI 53525. If you'd like to order online, please visit the Music page and click on the album cover for Christmas Kielbasa in the right hand sidebar. Spread the joy of polka music far and wide this Holiday season!

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
The Mike Schneider Band

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