National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com

Phone: 216-261-3263

Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA

Fax: 216-261-4134

 

Accordionist and bandleader, Bob Turcola, better know as “Turk,” has been on the polka scene in the Youngstown areafor almost six decades.  He started playing piano accordion at age five, and studied with Hank Racich. Bob joined the Al Hreno Band in 1960.  Since 1964, Bob has led the Bob Turcola orchestra.  Bob has six Cleveland style albums to his credit and one Slovak album.  Bob feels his greatest achievement as a musician is the sponsorship of an annual dance to benefit Tod’s Children’s Hospital in Youngstown.  Over the past 30 years, he has donated over $100,000 to the Hospital. Bob enjoys polka jam sessions during the summer at his trailer at the SNPJ Campsite in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.

 

Inducted in 2008

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame

 

Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

BOB TURCOLA

 

1939

 

 

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