Myron Floren was best known as the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1982.
He was highly regarded by bandleader Lawrence Welk, who was an accomplished accordion player in his own right. He has been seen in a hosting role of repeats of The Lawrence Welk Show on PBS.
Growing up on a farm near Roslyn, South Dakota, Myron took up playing the accordion at age 6 when his father bought him a $10 mail-order squeezebox. He taught himself how to play the instrument, often spending several hours a day using his own methods of study. Soon he was performing solo around the community, often at fairs and social events.
Myron would go on to delight and entertain crowds for decades with his wizard like magic on the accordion. Myron shows off his skills in this upbeat collection of polka hits from the Pennsylvania Polka to the beautiful Tennessee Waltz.