Jerry Darlak and the Buffalo Touch celebrated their third year together by recording a new CD, For Our Friends.
Featured on this CD are:
Jerry Darlak--IPA Hall of Famer, leader and concertina artist;
Ken Machelski-vocals, trumpet, trombone, concertina, piano & mini-accordion;
Ray Barsukiewicz--sax, clarinet, trumpet, vocals, arranger & composer;
Mike Kurdziel-drums & business manager;
Tom Miniszewski-clarinet, sax, honky drums & backup-up vocals;
Steve Michaels-piano, guitar, bass & vocals, and
Bill Barnas --bass, violin and concertina.
The seven members of the band combine to produce a unique and appealing sound. Enthusiastic fans were delighted to hear selections from this release which included original tunes created by talented artist/composer Ray Barsukiewicz . He is credited with song titles such as "Too Many Lies", "My Treasure", "Kay's Polka", "Dance A Polka", "For Our Friends", "Lost Rose", and "Jesse's Polka"."Jesse's Polka" was named for the lounge at the Polish Villa II-- the location for the hit TV show "Jesse". There's even a special offering from "Country" Steve Michaels.
This album will surely become a favorite by many for years to come.
Jerry Darlak and The Buffalo Touch dedicates this album to all the Polka DJ's, Polka Promoters, and especially "all their friends" who have contributed to their overwhelming popularity and success!