Film, Video The River Boys Polka Band
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- The River Boys Polka Band
- The River Boys Polka Band performed as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Robert Schmer (accordion), Dave Beitz (hammered dulcimer), Jerry Hergenreder (trombone, vocals) and Steve Deines (bass, vocals) make up the River Boys Polka Band. They have played traditional Dutch Hop dance music together for 10 years. All four have performed at traditional weddings, anniversaries and other German Russian celebrations for 35 years or more in various groups. The term "Dutch Hop" can be used generically to describe all of the traditional dance music of the Germans from Russia in Nebraska, Eastern Colorado and Wyoming. However, specifically, Dutch Hop is the name for their unique, quick-tempo polka dance that includes a slight hop that isn't present in the polkas of other ethnic traditions. That, and the inclusion of a hammered dulcimer, give the Dutch Hop its unique, lilting sound. In addition to the dulcimer, the other typical instruments in today's Dutch Hop bands are a piano accordion, a trombone and an electric bass guitar.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-06-21.
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Performing Arts, Music
- - Culture, Performing Arts
- - Classification: Music and Books on Music.
- - Various.
- - Recorded on 2006-06-21.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. The River Boys Polka Band. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-21, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687524/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2006) The River Boys Polka Band. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-21. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687524/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. The River Boys Polka Band. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-21, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687524/>.