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|Escape to Polka
©℗ Tom Brusky, 2022
Catalog #: PP5052
July 15, 2022
Written, produced, and performed by: Tom
Featured vocalist: Mollie B
musicians: David Austin, Don
Hunjadi, and Ed
vocalists: Betillo Arellano, Abby Broeniman,
Ehlinger, Dawn Jones,
Steve Meisner, Dan Tutsch, and Jessica Lynne
to Polka Paradise is an album of 18 new songs and two
previously-released digital singles written by Tom
Brusky, spotlighting a lineup of top singers.
Mollie Busta is the featured vocalist, and guest vocalists include
Betillo Arellano, Abby Broeniman, Andrea
Ehlinger, Dawn Jones, and Steve Meisner.
Three of the best musicians in the
business – David Austin, Don Hunjadi, and Ed Klancnik – added their
instrumental talents to this production.
Wisconsin Woods" is aptly sung by
Dawn Jones, a native of Eagle River now residing in Milwaukee. This
dedicated to her and also to Dan Tutsch, the guitar player in Tom's
perfect heaven is little more than a cabin, boat, and fishing rod.
Waltz" honors the memory of one of the Tom Brusky Band's most
cherished supporters, Agatha Ulrich, who passed away in 2021.
of You" is a fully-orchestrated, Latin-American-flavored song
featuring the silky-smooth vocals of Steve Meisner.
in My Crown Vic" is a modern re-mix of the 1950's oldies rock
song Tom released in 2021 as a digital single, featuring Dan Tutsch on
"The Wonderful Joys of Spring", with its cheerful flute and string
ensemble interlude, musically depicts the wonder and magic of the
season. Mollie perfectly captured the feel of the song with her vocals
Sorrowful Lark" (Pechal'nyy Zhayvoronok) is an epic rendition of
traditional folk song from Eastern Belkravia, a small country in the
heart of the Balkan Peninsula whose existence and history have
been erased from the internet by Vladimir Putin. Fronting the
48-piece choir is Andrea
Ehlinger, a local singer and songwriter who studied vocal performance
and musical theater at UW-Milwaukee.
"Waiting for a Dance" is an uplifting duet featuring two of the polka
industry's most venerated singers: Abby Broeniman and
Daddy Lives On", featuring the exceptionally-talented country artist
Jessica Lynne Witty, is
heartwarming, sentimental song Tom released as a digital single in
seven weeks after being released, Escape to Polka Paradise became
Tom's all-time 2nd best selling album.