mississippi valley dutchmen

Celebrating our 37th year!

one of the finest names in old time music, playing the traditional "Dutchmen Style" music!

Brian started his own band in 1985. It started as a six-piece band. As the years passed by, many larger bands decreased to 3-4 piece bands.

However, over 35+ years later, Brian is one of the few band leaders who still maintains a six-piece band. In Brian's words, the credit would go to loyal side musicians who still love to be part of a big band. 

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Renowned Polka Band Leader (and good friend) Jim Busta has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  He wishes to use this chapter of his life to help others.  When he saw children at the hospital undergoing chemo treatments just like him, he knew he wanted to do something to help those children and their families.

To support the young patients, Jim has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals where 100% of the money raised will go to children receiving medical treatment and their families.  

Make a donation and receive this shirt.  May God Bless you and the words of Jim forever ring in your ears, "It's a GOOD DAY TO BE ALIVE".

Music runs through the blood embedding the soul.
Expressions of sound by the music with stories told.
Many sacrifices are made by those who entertain,
for the enjoyment of all where bright lights
and party actions end with the mess that remains.
Musicians pour out their energy
as they play the tunes proud,
amid crazy schedules and many locations
with a varied crowd.
People are never alone
when they have a song.
A writer's words are always
heard strong,
by a musician who plays tunes
for the young and the old.
The public can hear the mood of the stories told!
There are times in a place full of people,
a musician can still feel alone.
They are assured that when the gig is done
each one will return home.
The public views only that stage image,
but the musician’s heart knows,
that when the arena is over,
home is where the human side goes!


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