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Darlak and the Buffalo Touch celebrated their third year together
by recording a new CD, For Our Friends.
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.
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.
album will surely become a favorite by many for years to come.
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!