Or at least thats what one rockin accordion player in Los Angeles is trying to prove.
Four-time Grammy-nominated polka artist LynnMarie says shes been trying for years to change polkas nerdy, bad rep by rocking out on her accordion during live shows.
LynnMaries most popular polka jams are covers of songs such as Squeeze Box by The Who and jams by artists from AC/DC to Stevie Wonder.
Says LynnMarie: I like adding a happy polka twist to classic rock songs. The arrangements sound modern and like songs todays kids enjoy. Its definitely not your grandfathers polka.
The funky accordion playing seems to be working out for LynnMarie, who says her music has been embraced all over the U.S. with the exception of traditional polka cities.
She says, Polka birthplaces like Minneapolis arent big fans because theyre extremely particular about how polka should sound. They cant understand our edgier polka style so they dont like it.
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