National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Inspired by the pioneers of the Cleveland sound in the mid-1940s, Eddie Adamic became
Detroit's exponent of Cleveland-Style polkas. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Eddie learned
Slovenian folk music from his parents and was performing by age 14. Leading the Eddie
Adamic Orchestra from 1952 -1965, Eddie was as sociated with the Ronnie Dodich and
Dennis Tatomir Orchestras from 1965 -1975 and started his own band again in 1975.
Eddie has appeared on radio and television, performed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
and Canada, and led polka tours to Slovenia, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Spain. Eddie
has five recordings to his credit, the latest a joint effort with the Klancnik Brothers
and vocalists Stan and Velma Kapel. Eddie was inducted into the State of Michigan
Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1982.