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February 2013
The Klancnik and Friends Band would like to announce our partnership with S.N.P.J. and Kollander World Travel in presenting Slovenefest at Sea 2014. The cruise will take place March 2-9, 2014 aboard the stunning new Celebrity Silhouette.

November 2012
We would like to congratulate Brian O'Boyle on winning "Musician of the Year" at the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall Of Fame Awards Show.

October 2012
Alex Meixner's new six song EP, Stand and Sing Ein Prosit, is now available for sale. Brian O'Boyle and Ed Klancnik recorded, mixed and mastered each of the tracks. Ed also played drums, banjo, and guitar on this project. A large percentage of the proceeds are being donated to benefit the Wurstfest Scholarship Trust. To learn more visit: www.alexmeixner.com

September 2012
The Klancnik and Friends Band and it's members have been nominated for several awards by the voters of the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall Of Fame:

The Klancnik and Friends Band - Band Of The Year
Brian O'Boyle - Musician Of The Year, Best Sideman
Eric Stehle - Best Sideman
Pam and Jerry Zagar - Support / Promotion

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. The Awards Show will be held on Thanksgiving weekend in Euclid, Ohio.

October 2011
The Klancnik and Friends Band have recorded three new songs that will be featured on Walter Ostanek's two upcoming CD releases. Polka 76, which was written by Verne Meisner, and I'm Nobody's Baby, originally recorded by Eddie Rodick, will appear on Polka Celebration. This CD is a joint effort by Grammy winners Joey Miskulin and Walter Ostanek. It should be noted that this is the first time Brian O'Boyle and Eric Stehle have recorded with Joey. Green Gables, which was written by Al Morouse, appears on Walter's other new CD, Carefree Polkas and Waltzes. This selection also features Brian O'Boyle and Joey Miskulin on accordion, Eric Stehle on sax, Jerry Zagar on bass, and Ed Klancnik on drums and banjo. Both of these CDs are set to be released in the Fall of 2011. They will ultimately be available for purchase from the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall Of Fame Gift Shop and www.PolkaConnection.com

August 2011
The State of Michigan and the Michigan State University Museum presented the Klancnik family with a "Michigan Heritage Award" in honor of Gaylord Klancnik. The entire family was there to receive the Award and Brian O'Boyle and Ed Klancnik played three songs during the ceremony. A display will be available for viewing in the Michigan State University Museum until the Spring of 2012.

August 2011
On Sunday, November 27, 2011 the KNF Band will be making our 1st appearance at S.N.P.J. Lodge 106 in Imperial, Pennsylvania. We would like to thank the members of Lodge 106 and Kevin Richards for making this date possible. KNF will be alternating from 1-7pm with George Suhon and Silver Sky.

June 2011
Alex Meixner's new CD, Three Ring Circus, has been officially released. Brian O'Boyle and Ed Klancnik recorded, mixed and mastered the majority of it's 23 tracks. Brian and Ed played on this album as well. To learn more about Three Ring Circus, visit: www.alexmeixner.com

 
 
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