On November 25, 2023, Fritz's Polka Band namesake, Fritz Scherz was inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Independence, Ohio. This video shows the induction as well as Fritz's acceptance speech.
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Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) released their 20th recording, “The Hands of Time” on October 1, 2021. “The Hands Of Time” features 11 original tunes (listed here in order as on recording): The Hands Of Time (featuring Joe Bonamassa & Deen Castronovo), Chicken Wing Breakdown, Hey!, Come Home Safe (with Rocko Dorsey), Tommy’s Lendler (featuring Joey Miskulin with Freddy Scherz & the late Fred Scherz Sr.), A Song From FPB, How Can I Kiss Those Lips?, I Know I Should, Brothers (featuring Deen Castronovo & Derek Sherinian), Oktoberfest Is Here Again & Steins (with Ron Keck) and one cover tune: All Along The Watchtower. “The Hands Of Time” is available from various on-line outlets which are posted here: fritzspolkaband.hearnow.com, at FPB gigs, and by mail order from FPB.
Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) was formed in 1978 by lead accordionist, the late Fred Scherz Sr., and his eight-year old son, Fritz, for whom the band was named. Sadly, Fred passed away on November 14, 2009, but FPB has vowed to carry on his legacy! Playing everything from modern-style polka to country to rock and even blues, FPB performs an eclectic mix of musical styles! Fritz's Polka Band is NOT an oompa pa band or the stereotypical "polka" band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding "polka" music. FPB is the first polka band to perform at a Woodstock Festival (Woodstock '99)! On October 7, 2010, FPB was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame!
Fritz's Polka Band has made 20 recordings, which have achieved international airplay. Individuals of the band, and the band itself, have received some prestigious honors. As a group, FPB has performed on stage with "Canada's Polka King," Walter Ostanek (Grammy winner), "America's Polka King," the late Frank Yankovic (Grammy winner), LynnMarie Rink (Grammy nominee), and Glen Burtnik. Individually, Fritz has performed on-stage with Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey) and Charles Giordano (current accordionist/keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen). FPB has performed at B.B. King's Club (2003), The China Club (2006), and The Metropolitan Club (2007) too! FPB even appears on "The Manchurian Candidate" DVD, released by Paramount Pictures in 2004! In 2011, FPB had two different songs appear in episodes of the hit cable TV show, 'Breaking Bad', which airs on AMC.