Polka is more than infectious dance music featuring tubas, accordions and performers in lederhosen.
For members of Indianapolis band Polka Boy, the musical style can be exploited to include all kinds of crazy adaptations, from Johnny Cash to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Polka Boy takes the traditional “oom-pah-pah” sound and shakes it up with a modern twist. Audiences can be dancing to “Beer Barrel Polka” one minute, then a Frank Sinatra song with a Teutonic twist.
The only rule is to have fun and ensure that translates to the people on the dance floor, trumpet player Jont Rogers said.