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

 

Joseph Richard "Rudy" Kershishnik overcame the rigors of contending with nine musical siblings in Pennsylvania to emerge as one of Cleveland-Style Polkas' finest bass players. With his musical discipline, fine vocals, and occasional tuba work, Rudy was a key component in the Markic-Zagger juggernaut that thrilled Cleveland-Style audiences across the U.S., Canada, and Europe in the 1970's and 1980's. A journeyman musician and consummate team player, Rudy worked and performed in person, on radio and television, and in the recording studio with a long list of Cleveland-Style orchestras beginning in 1951. Taking up the button box in 1979, Rudy founded the Cleveland Lake Erie Button Box Club and began teaching button box to both individuals and groups in addition to tutoring on the bass.

 

Inducted in 1999

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame

 

Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

RUDY KERSHISHNIK

 

1934 - 2001

 

 

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