Long time no talk, and greetings this evening from Roanoke, VA, where
I just finished up a very hot round of golf. Thankfully, I shot well
under the temperature of 97!
I have been having a fantastic summer so far and hope you have, as
well! I've visited 10 states, and by the end of next month will have
done more than 110 shows. The new van I got back in March with 6,500
miles now has well over 20,000, and I still have many hours on the
road ahead of me. One interesting tidbit - I'm a big fan of audio
books, and each summer I listen to around 200 hours worth. And that's
just from listening while I'm driving! Whew! For information on the
Pint Size Polkas performances I have coming up yet in VA, NC, IN, WI
and IL, please visit the
Events page. I have a few new dates to add, but
unfortunately have been having difficulty accessing my site for
updates. Thankfully, most of my summer dates are there. Hope to see
you at a library near you soon!
I get back to work
with the Mike Schneider Band next month, as well, with performances at
Veterans Park in West Allis (to make up for our rain-cancelled June 30
date, which would have been my Mom's 73rd birthday), St. Germain Pig
in the Pines, Hustisford Music in the Park, the Humboldt Park Beer
Garden, the Essen Haus (our only weekend there in 2016), and the Our
Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival.
I usually get home
from my summer on the road to enjoy at least a little down time, but
this August I have jobs in some form or fashion the first 13 straight
days! And then we roll right into September and the start of
Oktoberfest season when things likely won't slow down until mid to
late October. I'm very thankful for all the work and hope to see you
at at least one of the upcoming appearances!
continues on the new Mike Schneider Band CD. Hopefully I'll have time
in between all the performances to finish up my second accordion parts
and final editing and mixing. Still lots to do, but it's come a long
way since I got back at it again this past Spring. If you missed it, I
have a sample of one of the tunes on my Facebook page at
Take a listen and enjoy!
As always, be
sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook
here, or the Mike Schneider Band
here. Once you’re there, click the
Like button at the top of the page.
That's all for this
month. Until next time, enjoy the second half of summer!
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band