National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
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Joe Luzar and his brother Louie grew up in Euclid, Ohio in a family of eleven children.
Joe started his
own band as a teen-ager, with Louie on second accordion. Joe's talent as an accordion
player was tapped by Kenny Bass. He teamed up with accordionists Frank Mauer, Bob
Timko, and Dick Sodja, in 1948, in Bass' Polka Poppers band. Joe wrote several popular
polkas, such as Payroll Polka, Luzar's Polka, Gornik's Polka, and El Gusto. In 1954,
Joe and Louie launched the Luzar band which played for 37 years, in the 1990s. Eddie
Bucar on upright bass was a key member of the "Aggregation." The Luzar Brothers have
one more goal to achieve to produce their first album.