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Brad's Beat: Father and Son Polka Band
By Brad Douglas
FREISTATT, MO.--- The sound of Polka music will fill the air this weekend at Erntefest in Freistatt, Missouri. Johnnie and Johnnie Ziebert share the same name and are also father and son. They're the "Ziebert Band" and have been playing together for the last few years. Johnnie senior has been playing for more than 70 years. His son says he couldn't escape the music in the house when he was a kid and says it's an honor to now play with his dad in a band.
"It's awesome. He makes it really easy to play," said Johnnie Ziebert, Son.
"You bet, it's keeping me young. I gotta keep practicing to keep my fingers limber so I can keep up with my son," said Johnnie Ziebert Senior, Loves to Play Polka.
If you would like to hear the Johnnie Ziebert Band, they will be playing this Saturday at Erntefest in Friestat, Missouri. They will be on stage from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.