About Us

Our Story

 The Boys from Baltimore were formed in 1980 and played their signature style of contemporary polka music for over a decade.  By the time the group disbanded in 1990, it had recorded five albums, received regional and national honors including the United States Polka Association's 1989 Favorite Band and 1989 Favorite Album awards, appeared in a major motion picture, and established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the polka industry.  In 2010, Polka Hall of Famers Mike Matousek and Frank Liszka, along with former band mates Al Puwalski and Jeff Yash, reunited and added the talents of polka veterans Mike Evan and David Morris to form The Boys of today.  Their A New Day CD won the Polka America Corporation's PACE Award for Favorite Polish CD of 2011 and the International Polka Association's 2011 Favorite CD/Album.   The Boys' hit song In My Old Polish Town also won the PACE Award for Favorite Original Song of 2011.  In 2013, the band released another hit recording, titled Boysterous.  Most recently, The Boys put it all together with their Where The Boys Are CD that won the IPA's Favorite Polish Style Polka Album of 2016 that featured their hit Mary Jane Polka.  This vibrant polka  was chosen as the IPA's  Favorite Polish Style Song.  In 2017, well-known accordionist Nicky DiSebastiano joined the band to add his flare to the polka powerhouase.

What Inspires Us

The Boys' powerful trumpets, vibrant rhythm section, great vocals, and exciting arrangements are inspired by many polka greats, especially the legendary talents of the late Li'l Wally, Marion Lush, and Eddie Blazonczyk Sr.  

Our Influences

By blending the soul and legacy of the traditional Polish-style with the vibrant riffs and rhythms of today, The Boys created and maintain their unique signature polka sound.   

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The Boys Band

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