why book dan mateja and the ipa tribute band?
The International Polka Association (IPA) Tribute Band started in Summer of 2011 when the members, all veteran Polka musicians, were asked to perform on RFD-TV to represent the IPA. The IPA Tribute Band was very well-received, and they were asked to do a few more performances. Many of the band members are currently serving on the Board of the IPA, and the band often features guest performances by Polka Hall of Famers in attendance at their appearances.
One of the main purposes of the IPA Tribute Band is to increase awareness of polka music by performing songs that pay tribute to the Polka Music Hall of Fame’s inductees and award winners. Many of the selections in their performances are award-winning songs that exhibit some of the most popular polka music ever recorded.