Ron Sluga marks his 80th birthday with this special collection of 26 classic Cleveland-Style
polkas and waltzes. With this 80th Birthday CD, you'll thrill to his best recordings
along with Walter Ostanek, Frank Stanger, Joey Miskulin, Jeff Pecon, Bob Kravos,
Dick Sodja, Gaylord Klancnik, Joey Tomsick, Art Perko, Don Wojtila, Eddie Rodick
& Fred Ziwich. More than one hour music.
An award winning, gifted vocalist, over the years, Ron has become an accomplished
musician on various stringed instruments. He began playing the mandolin at the age
of three. It wasn't long before he graduated to the banjo and guitar. While only
a senior in high school, at the age of seventeen, Ron began in Cleveland, Ohio recording
with America's top polka recording artists and appearing on countless television
and radio shows.
In addition to various and numerous honors and proclamations, Ron was revered as
a nine-time winner of the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame's Sideman of the Year
Award and 2001's Best Vocalist Award. In 2005, Ron was inducted into the National
Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame as a recipient of their highest honor, The Lifetime
Achievement Award. Other honors include being an integral part of the first polka
Grammy accepted by Frank Yankovic in 1986 and a nomination with Canada's Polka King
Walter Ostanek in 2006 for yet another music Grammy.
Ron's recording talents can be heard on over eighty music albums to date. He has
performed in Rio De Janeiro, the Caribbean and Europe as well as a large part of
the United States. Married to wife, Patty for thirty years, their union is more
than one of love and encouragement. Their remarkably rare connection has spawned
some of this era's most poignant and moving music. With Ron's incredible ability
to write melodic compositions and Patty's natural gift of merging the stirring lyrics,
the match has created a list of favorite tunes enjoyed by many around the world.
Now you too, can enjoy some of their favorite tunes on this extraordinary new release
along with several other selections of the most renowned polka bands.
This new CD is available at the Museum Shop from the National Cleveland-Style
Polka Hall of Fame, www.jimmykpolkas.com www.spotlightint.com