American Polka King Jimmy Sturr Wins 17th Grammy Award

Burlington (Massachusetts), USA – Jimmy Sturr continued his reign as polka king in the United States, albeit little competition, winning his 17th Grammy award for ‘Best Polka Album’ for ome Share the Wine. Sturr and His Orchestra have received 21 Grammy nominations in the category of ‘Best Polka Album.’

Released in August, ome Share the Wine, is a sharp collection that covers a range of source material – from classic polka standards like “Red Wing” and “Snappy Time” to an ingenious reinvention of the Singing Nun’s infectious “Dominique” and two versions (both as a ballad and as a polka) of the sterling title track.

The band’s in-house vocalists Johnny Karas (who doubles on saxophones), Frankie Urbanovitch (who also contributes fiddle), and Gennarose are all featured extensively, along with twin brothers Jerry and Jack Calhoun, who contribute guest vocals on the rousing “I’m Gonna Steal Your Shoes.”


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