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Artist of the Month ♫ George Staiduhar ♫
Lifetime Achievement Recipient
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2004
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Recording from Cadillac Polkas
George has been a polka band leader and accordionist for 50 years. He is also the
composer of the 2001 Greatest All-Time Hit Song, Mozart's Polka.
George was voted the Musician of the Year by the National Cleveland style Polka Hall
of Fame in 1991, 1994, and 2000. The George Staiduhar Band was voted the 2003 Band
of the Year.
In the early 1970s George's band led tours to Slovenia, and recorded the album Polkas
on the Slopes and Polka Swingin' with Staiduhar.
George continued playing as lead accordionist with the Harry Faint Revue, recording
"Polkas by George", which was nominated for a Grammy in 1990, and was voted the Recording
of the Year in 1991 by the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. He played with the
band on Walter Ostanek's 1998 Grammy-nominated album "Putting it All Together". George
also recorded the albums Cadillac Polkas, The Best of the Harry Faint Revue, and
in 1999 released the album "Y2K Polkas".
George has written more than 100 polkas and waltzes.