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Although Tom is a professional polka musician by trade, the music he produces reflects how varied his musical influences are. Using his own recording studio, instruments, and collection of software-based instrument libraries and synthesizers, Tom writes and records music spanning an extremely wide range of genres. To make each song the best it can be, Tom seeks out and hires professional vocalists from all over the world.



 

Back to the '80s  (EP)
 
Genre: Retro Pop
Released: December 15, 2023
 
Slide into your acid wash jeans, step into your high-top tennis shoes, and get ready to reminisce! This EP will transport you back to the 1980s with four pop songs you remember and love from that era. Five extraordinary vocalists are featured.


 

Go Rest High on That Mountain  (single)
 
Genre: Contemporary Country
Released: June 28, 2023
 
Three days after Steve Meisner passed away, Tom Brusky started production on this rendition of Vince Gill's beautiful memorial song as a tribute to Steve's life and legacy. Joining Tom are two of Steve's longtime bandmates Don Hunjadi and Jerry Bieniek, and vocalists Abby Broeniman, Mollie B, and Craig Palmer. Free to download.


 

I'm Yours  (single)
 
Genre: Retro Adult Contemporary
Released: May 5, 2023
 
Imagine if Richard Carpenter arranged a song for Patsy Cline to sing with Bert Kaempfert. You'd get a song like this — a hodgepodge of "cheesy-listening" sounds reminiscent of 1960s light pop. The very talented Samantha Laine is featured.


 

How Much I Love You  (single)
 
Genre: Alpine Volksmusik
Released: January 20, 2023
 
Arranged in the Oberkrainer style, this simple, uplifting waltz was produced and released for the celebration of Valentine's Day, and it features special guest Jelena Krožnar.


 

Get Your Butt Down to the Lodge  (single)
 
Genre: Blues-Rock
Released: November 26, 2022
 
This whimsical take on fraternal lodge weekend festivities is fronted by powerhouse vocalist Dee Wolf and backed by a hot five-piece horn section.


 
 
Escape to Polka Paradise  (album)
 
Genre: Polka
Released: July 15, 2022
 
Tom returns to his polka roots once again to deliver a collection of new, original songs, fronted by top vocalists and backed by top musicians. Yes, that's Mollie B on the cover, who is featured on six songs. More vocals are covered by Betillo Arellano, Abby Broeniman, Andrea Ehlinger, Dawn Jones, and Steve Meisner.


 
 
In This Quiet Refuge  (single)
 
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Released: May 18, 2022
 
Two virtuoso vocalists, Betillo Arellano and Nicki Gonzalez, deliver an emotionally uplifting, powerful performance on this new song of faith.


 
 
My Daddy Lives On  (single)
 
Genre: Country
Released: February 16, 2022
 
Life was not easy for her after she got married and started a family, but what got her through the tough times were the words of a very special song she learned from her father. It's in the lyrics of this song that she finds her father's guidance and wisdom, even long after he has passed on. Jessica Lynne Witty delivers a beautiful, emotional vocal performance.



 
 
Cruisin' in My Crown Vic  (single)
 
Genre: Oldies Rock & Roll
Released: June 1, 2021
 
Tom Brusky wasn't around in the 1950s, but he was a teenage cruiser in the 1980s and he owns a Ford Crown Victoria. Tom brought those two ideas together in a new song with an authentic 1950s arrangement and vintage sound. Dan Tutsch is the lead vocalist, and Don Hunjadi is featured on tenor sax.


 

Polka Band  (single)
 
Genre: Classic Hard Rock (Parody)
Released: November 26, 2020
 
In 1976, the band Boston released one of the most iconic rock albums of all time. One of the album's hits, Rock & Roll Band, chronicles the life of a band, from their humble beginning to finding fame thoughout New England. But what if the song's writer, Tom Scholz, grew up in Milwaukee? Might the lyrics have turned out a little differently?


 
 
Light the Way  (single)
 
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Released: June 1, 2020
 
The COVID-19 crisis has brought a lot of fear and uncertainty into the world. To help people of faith navigate through it, Tom Brusky wrote this encouraging and spiritually upifting song. Light the Way is an all-volunteer, collaborative effort fronted by an exceptionally talented vocalist and backed by a twenty-member choir. And it's free.

  
Broken Mirrors  (single)
 
Genre: Retro/Synth-Pop
Released: May 4, 2020
 
Tom Brusky takes you on a trip 35 years back in time. Broken Mirrors is a new song arranged with the dreamy, synth-heavy pop sound of the 1980s.

 
Country Christmas Collection  (EP)
 
Genre: Country
Released: November 29, 2019

What makes this EP unique is that each song represents a different era of country music — from the 1940s to the 2010s — and was painstakingly engineered and mixed to reflect the distinct sonic characteristics of its time. Three guest vocalists are featured.


 
Emergency  (single)

Genre: Contemporary Pop
Released: April 15, 2019

Emergency, performed by Shayna, is an original, high-energy, Top-40-style song with flavors of dance-pop, synthwave, and EDM. Tom put approximately 90 hours of production this song, which he began writing in December of 2018 and finished recording in April of 2019.

 
Positively Polka  (album)
 

Genre: Polka
Released: June 15, 2018

Tom Brusky returned to his polka roots to deliver this exciting collection of new, original music. The bulk of the album is comprised of instrumental polkas and waltzes performed in the Slovenian/Cleveland-style, but you'll also hear a few other polka styles as well as some amazing vocal performances and unique arrangements.

 
Compilation of original music from discontinued albums  (album)

Genre: Polka-Variety
Compiled: 2017

This is a compilation of 13 songs that Tom Brusky wrote, recorded, and released on albums between 1997 and 2014.


 
The Holidays in Music  (album)

Genre: Mixed
Released: August 10, 2016

The Holidays In Music is an emotionally-charged, uplifting, musical journey through our country's most celebrated holidays. Each holiday is represented by its own song, and every song is performed in a different genre of music. This album took approximately 370 hours to produce and showcases nine outstanding vocalists.

 
The Polka Pontoon  (album)

Genre: Polka/Comedy
Released: September 21, 2014

The Polka Pontoon takes a lighthearted, satirical jab at polka music through the bumbling operation of a fictional, hometown radio station. It's a polka album, but the music is presented in the form of a one-hour polka radio show with commercials, news, and special segments. The show is laced with technical difficulties, inept announcing, and inside jokes.


The older recordings below are sold out and will not be reissued.
  Radio DJs are requested to pull these albums from their libraries as they no
longer
reflect the sound, arrangements, or production quality of the artist.

 

The First Forty Years  (album)
 
Released: November, 2009
Format: Compact disc
Additional musicians: Don Hunjadi, Eric Noltkamper, Ron VanDenboom, and
    
Kathy Zamejc Vogt
Additional Vocalists: Dan Tutsch, Dan Wojtila, and Steve Meisner
Playing Your Requests, Vol. 2  (album)
 
Released: October, 2005
Format: Compact disc
Vocalists: Dan Tutsch, Ron VanDenboom, and the Polkasound Studio Singers
Playing Your Requests, Vol. 1  (album)
 
Released: October, 2005
Format: Compact disc
Vocalists: Dan Tutsch, Ron VanDenboom, and the Polkasound Studio Singers
On the Bright Side  (album)
 
Released: 2003
Format: Compact disc
Additional musicians:
Gary Hendrickson, Don Hunjadi, and Jerry Loughney
Additional Vocalists:
Dan Tutsch, Ron VanDenboom, Mark Wenzlaff, Jeff Winard,
     Jay Hoppe, Bill Gempler, and the Polkasound Studio Singers
Butt n' Box by Joe LaBotz  (album)
 
Released: April, 2001
Format: Compact disc, audio cassette
Additional musicians: Don Hunjadi and Eric Noltkamper
Did You Remember To Pack Your Accordion?  (album)
 
Released: May, 2000
Format: Compact disc, audio cassette
Additional musicians: Gary Hendrickson, Don Hunjadi, Dale Stelzer, and Bob Zierer
Additional vocalists: Dan Tutsch, Ron VanDenboom, Karrie Lane, and Nichal Kelsch
Polkas from the Digital Domain  (album)
 
Released: 1999
Format: Compact disc
Polkasound Potpourri  (album)
 
Released: 1997
Format: Compact disc, audio cassette
Performed by: Tom Brusky, Carol & the Keynotes, Concertina Millie, Gentleman Jim,
     Ed Hause Band, Bryan O'Donnell Orchestra, Mike Schneider Band, Ron VanDenboom,
     and the Jeff Winard Band

Tom x 5 But Not Quite Live  (album)
 
Released: 1997
Format: Audio cassette
Additional musician & vocalist: Ron VanDenboom
Polkalanis  (single)
 
Released: 1997
Format: Audio cassette
Vocalist: Nichal Kelsch
Undercover  (album)
 
Released: 1995
Format: Audio cassette
Additional musician: Eric Noltkamper
Additional vocalist: Jay Hoppe
Don't Shoot the Accordion Player  (album)
 
Released: 1992
Format: Audio cassette
Generations Together  (album)
 
Released: 1990
Format: Audio cassette
Additional musicians: Jim Brusky, Ed Hause, and Ron VanDenboom
Additional vocalists: Mark Truesdell, Kim VanDenboom, Ron VanDenboom
Song of Lecco  (album)
 
Released: 1989
Format: Audio cassette
 

Radio Music Requests
 
If you are a radio DJ or IJ and would like to have Tom's music to play on your show, please send an email with some basic information about your show. After your DJ/IJ status been verified, you will receive links to download the requested music in high-quality MP3 format.

Cover Song Licensing
 
Tom Brusky grants compulsory licensing exemptions exclusively to bands and musicians in the traditional polka circuit, allowing them to record his original songs free of charge. This exemption is designed to make music production more affordable in an age when it's nearly impossible to recover production costs through album sales and streaming royalties. Some limitations apply. Please email for more information.
 

 
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