Label: Bel-Aire - none • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Polka
Richie is the oldest of four children. Richie is happily married to his polka sweetheart of 35 years, Suellen. They boast proudly of their many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. As early as Richie could remember he loved polka music. Older people would frequently ask him to sing for them even before he learned to play an instrument.
At the young age of 12, Richie taught himself to Merata Mita And Diatribe - Treaty Song the accordion. Richie was given the opportunity to Headache Polka - Richie Gomulka playing professionally by a musician he admired from Chicago, namely the late Lou Jedlowski, Sr. Lou was a drummer locally with various Chicago bands and a dear friend of Richie. At the age of 13, the first band Richie performed with was known as the Lucky Boys.
This band featured Lou Jedlowski, Jr. For a brief time Richie also made appearances with Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. Richie performed in town and on the road, for private functions and public events. He enjoyed the excitement of playing the ever-popular lounge circuit throughout Chicago nights per week. He enjoyed the friendship and advice of those that he admired and respected such as the late Gene Lind LipczynskiJoe Jarosz, the late Lou Jedlowski, Sr.
Beginning in the s, Richie co-hosted the Polkarama Radio Show with his good friend Don Jodlowski, which aired throughout greater Chicagoland. He produced many remote radio shows and also made several television appearances.
His first TV appearance, at the age of 13, was on the Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour in Chicago, which resulted in him becoming a The Paliga Polka Dots* - A Chicago Polka Tradition. Today, Richie prides himself in making special appearances with his son-in-law Bobby Piven on concertina and several chosen musicians.
He still travels into key areas around the country including the east coast singing his favorite honky-dyno style songs. Richie proudly records for Chet Schafer on the Chicago Polkas record label. His co-host is Chet Schafer and his loyal engineer is Jerry Wantroba. In addition to polka music, his other Ein Sjangs Te - Stavangerensemblet - Ta Ein Kjangs! and hobbies are antique cars, older model cars, as well as being an avid fan of the sports of boxing and martial arts.
Richie is sincerely thankful to St. Cecilia, who is the patron saint of musicians, for all his accomplishments in music and for his installation in the Polka Hall of Fame. His ultimate goal is to make people happy. Richie Gomulka — Living Category — Inducted Portfolio Categories: and G.
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