Over 100 KCHK-KRDS listeners filled the Roadhaus Bar in Henderson, MN. on Sunday Janurary, 20th. They enjoyed a Jam Session during which several area Polka musicians shared their talents all afternoon. The event was conducted by Tom Graham of Henderson, co-host of the Thursday morning “TRG Squared” show with Tom Goetzinger on KCHK and KRDS. Throughout the afternoon concertina, button box, and piano accordion players played their favorite numbers backed up by drummers, bass horn, and bass guitar players. The total number of players participating numbered nearly 20.
The Roadhaus Pub and Eatery is an entertainment complex on main street in Henderson which features an event center for larger functions, a rustic bar where the jam session was held, and a restaurant which features delicious food and buffet offerings throughout the week. Graham stated “it’s so great to see the huge turnout of players and fans of polka music.” ”This great entertainment kept us all warm on a cold Sunday afternoon!”
This event was solely promoted on KCHK and KRDS and the owners of the Roadhaus were very impressed with the results. Discussions of another in the future are underway. Musicians appearing in the accompanying picture are: Back row L-R Bob Kahle drums, Garfield Eckberg tuba, and Bruce Goetll bass guitar. Front row: Marvin Bulau concertina and George Palma concertina.