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Europe Tour June 2 - 14, 2015  
FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, MINI CRUISES, SLIVOVICE AND ACCORDION MUSIC

Hungary (Budapest), Slovakia (Kosice, High Tatras) Czech Republic (Prague, Frenstat, Koprivnice), Germany (Nuremberg & Rudesheim)

Call Edita Rybak at (512) 963-6660 for more info and a detailed itinerary.  Or Email: editarybak@hotmail.com

Europe Tour June 16 - 28, 2013 SOLD OUT!
FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, MINI CRUISES AND ACCORDION MUSIC

France (Paris & Normandy), Luxembourg, Germany (Rudesheim, Furth) & Czech Republic (Prague, Karlovy Vary & Frenstat).
Europe Tour September 15 - 27, 2013 SOLD OUT!
LOTS OF MUSIC, PARTIES, OKTOBERFEST, SCENERY, KOLACE AND SLIVOVICE!!!

Hungary (Budapest, Szentendre), Slovakia (Kosice, High Tatras, Strbske Pleso), Czech Republic (Roznov pod Radhostem, Lichnov, Frenstat, and Prague), Austria (Salzburg) and Germany (Eagles Nest, Munich - Oktoberfest!)

Chris Rybak in the News

Chris Rybak in the News


POLKA NIGHT AT THE OPRY! | Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club

from Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club - Fri, 18 May 2012 05:12:56 GMT

Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club. Just having fun dancing our ... Guest artists were Shane Lala of the Red Ravens, Chris Rybak from Hallettsville, and Al Sulak of Al Sulak's Country Sounds. Where shall we start? Shane ...

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2012 Hallettsville Expo Press Release

from Hallettsville Hunting Expo March 3-4 2012 - Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:07:00 GMT

Hallettsville Hunting Expo March 3-4 2012 ... fishing guides, guns, taxidermy, dog food, a number of hawg & dawg accessories, jerky, night lighting, jewelry, trucks & autos, tractors and buggies, knives, camo caps and apparel, antiques, crafts, toys, duck calls, blinds feeders, a real western artist and on and on� Musical guests will include The Accordion Cowboy- Chris Rybak, The Trevor Cobb Band and Scott Brunner Band � all with Hallettsville ties and followings.

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Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back | Promise ...

from Promise Lyrics Simple Plan - Sun, 05 Jun 2011 03:54:51 GMT

Flaco Jimenez is one of the foremost players of conjunto, a Tejano musical style that developed after German and Czech immigrants brought the accordion to Texas. John Dyer. Flaco Jimenez is one of the ... Enlarge David Simpson/Courtesy of the artist. Step Rideau playing a Martin French ... Fort Worth has a young accordion star named Ginny Mac, and accordionist Chris Rybak hails from Hallettsville, Texas, near Shiner and Yoakum. Rybak is Czech; his family has ...

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Victoria Advocate | lemonadeday.net

from lemonadeday.net - Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:36:10 GMT

Music outside the historic beer stand from 4 to 7:30 p.m. will feature all Star Entertainment, and outside the bingo stand pavilion from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Chris Rybak is the featured performer. the Emotions and Honeybrowne will play inside the hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with an admission fee. A country ... Sacred Heart Parish Spring Picnic will be held at the K.C. Hall in Hallettsville. Dinner will be served ... Navigation: � Help with trying to find artist and song name of this rap!

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Our Neighbors | Bryan/College Station, Texas - The Eagle

from All Stories | The Bryan College Station Eagle - Sun, 10 May 2009 00:05:00 GMT

Traditional polka and waltz music was provided by accordion player Chris Rybak of Hallettsville and polka musician Bernard Tupa of Austin. Rybak and his wife, Edita, also gave a presentation on their recent trip to the Czech ...

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Europe Tour - June 27 - July 9, 2012
Chris & Edita Rybak toured Europe with a busload of fans and friends!
This Europe tour included Austria, Czech Republic & Germany. Lots of music, parties, scenery, kolaches and Slivovice!!!

Europe Tour - August 2011

Chris Rybak toured Europe with a busload of fans and friends again!
Europe tour included Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, & Switzerland. Lots of music, parties, scenery, kolaches and Slivovice!!!

NPR (National Public Radio) just aired a program about accordion music in Texas ... mentioning some great accordion players with various styles of music. They interviewed me as well and you can have a listen at this link.
Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back : NPR
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A loud, party-friendly "orchestra in a box," the accordion spread like wildfire across Texas after German and Czech immigrants brought it to their dance halls. Out of the polka came styles like conjunto and zydeco. Wade Goodwyn reports on where the instrument stands today in the Lone Star State.

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As published in the Bellow Tones - San Antonio Accordion Association - Members Edith Kneupper & Rambie Briggs back from trip to Poland, Czech Republic with Chris Rybak
Edith Kneupper gave us a brief tour of her trip to Poland and the Czech Republic with accordion star Chris Rybak. There were many other Texans on the trip including SAAA member Rambie Briggs from Austin. Edith said the trip was absolutely wonderful and she thoroughly enjoyed the tour. She met many new friends on her journey and has lots of great memories. Ask her about her trip.
Chris & Edita Rybak organized the tour group. Rybak is well-known for his Texas-Czech accordion style which he couples with lots of other styles including Tex-Mex. His new single Shiner Time is doing well on the Texas tours.
You can learn more about Chris Rybak’s music at his website www.chrisrybak.com
You can find his latest schedule and buy CDs or other memorabilia. I think Edith is looking forward to another trip!

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Read about how Chris, Edita and guitar-playing friend, James, received inspiration from the Shiner Brewery staff as they brewed up the new song, Shiner Time at polkabeat.comPromoting Chris and the Texas polka music scene.

"Polka music is happy music. You just can’t be down when the band begins to play."
--Bill Cernoch, passionate polka fan and polkabeat.com inspiration

 Europe Tour - July 2010
Chris & Edita Rybak toured Europe in July with a busload of fans and friends!
Chris & Edita Rybak toured this July 4 - 16, 2010 5 amazing countries in Europe - Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary!  Joining them on this fun-filled adventurous trip was a busload of fans and friends from all over Texas.  While touring, they enjoyed the beautiful scenery, learned new traditions, and even researched where their ancestors came from.  The trip featured delicious cuisine, Czech Beer and Kolaches, unbelievable scenery, and music on the accordion ... along with sing-a-longs.

Check back often for more information on future trips!  Or visit:
www.chrisrybak.com or
www.texasczechs.com

 February 14 - 21, 2010 - WOW!  What a party we had on our Valentine Polka Cruise!
Who knew we could have sooo much fun on a cruise?!?  Well, we took about 200 of our fans and friends, brought some accordions and slivovice, and rocked the Caribbean for 1 week.  We stopped by Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico ... had rum, beer, and tequila ... and lots of activities including dances, Taroky, dominoes, dance lessons, jam sessions, sing-a-longs.  And for entertainment ... Chris & Edita Rybak, Bernard Tupa ... and special guests from Slovakia (Edita's schoolmates) - Lucia and Renata!

So when is our next cruise?  Stay tuned and keep watching!
Call Edita Rybak (512) 963-6660 to be contacted for the next cruise!
Or Email: editarybak@hotmail.com

 June 2009 - Chris & Edita Rybak toured Europe with a busload of fans and friends!
Chris & Edita Rybak toured 5 amazing countries in Europe - the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Vatican.  The trip featured delicious cuisine, Czech Beer and Kolaches, unbelievable scenery in the Alps, and music on the accordion and trumpet ... along with sing-a-longs.  
Some of the cities they enjoyed visiting  were Prague, Zlin, Vizovice, Vienna, Venice, Rome, and the Vatican.  They were able to get special passes through the Czech Consulate to be up close to the Pope sitting on the same platform and being arms reach from his Pope Mobile.
While in the Czech Republic, they planned parties for everyone each night.  The most outstanding included a dinner boat cruise on the river Vltava in Prague and a special dinner and dance in Vesela, where they had a wonderful dinner and music by the famous Veselanka Band.  Here they celebrated with dancing and drinking the famous drink from this area called Slivovice.  Chris played his accordion at all parties and stops along the entire trip, which included singing and dancing by all.  Another highlight of the trip was when the travelers got to meet Edita's family and friends in Europe.
Interested in a future European Tour?  Contact Edita at (512) 963-6660 or editarybak@hotmail.com for more info.

 July 2008 - Chris & Edita Rybak toured Europe with a busload of fans and friends!
Chris & Edita Rybak toured 5 amazing countries in Europe - Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.  They were joined on this fun-filled adventurous trip with a busload of fans and friends from all over Texas.  While touring, they were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, learned new traditions, and even researched where their ancestors came from.  The trip featured delicious cuisine, Czech Beer and Kolaches, unbelievable scenery, and music on the accordion and trumpet ... along with sing-a-longs.

 A new DVD is now available from this trip called European Tour 2008!  You will feel like you're on the bus with everyone ... touring around Europe!  So grab your copy, along with a Pivo, and Czech it out!

 June 2008 - Chris Rybak plays the FR-2 Roland V-Accordion at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN
Chris exhibited the Roland FR-2, a new model in the series of "the world's first" completely digital accordions, at the Nashville Convention Center from June 20 - 22, 2008.  Click to watch the accordion video!

For more info about this accordion, email Chris at  chrisrybak@msn.com

 January 2008 - Chris & Edita Rybak travel across Europe
From Jan. 1 - 25, 2008, Chris & Edita Rybak travelled across Europe, first visiting England for the Baptism of their Nephew Jason, and then checked out the scenery in Amsterdam and Brussels along the way.  Next stop was then the Czech Republic and Prague to try out some of their fine cuisine and great beer, as well as visiting friends.  Ending up in Edita's homeland of Slovakia, they shared many good times along with catching up with all the family.

 December 2007 - Sweet Home Names Chris Rybak "Entertainer of the Year" for 2007
Sweet Home Hall named Chris Rybak "Entertainer of the Year" for 2007 on Dec. 16. , 2007.   Chris & Edita accepted the award from Sweet Home Managers Phil & Grace Rogers.  Sweet Home Community Center, known as "Music City" to many people across Texas, is a great place to come out and dance, visit with your friends, and enjoy a relaxing evening of music.  Join Chris Rybak at his next dance at Sweet Home on Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 2 - 6 pm.

 September 2007 - Chris Rybak releases NEW CD "Let's Get In The Mood" featuring the Roland Digital Accordion!
This album includes a variety of music, from the twin fiddles in "San Antonio Rose", to the clarinet and accordions in "In The Mood", to the ethnic dulcimer in the "Gypsy Polka", and the bagpipe in "Amazing Grace".  Emphasized in this recording is the artistic flavoring of digital technology.  The CD was recorded in its entirety with only two Roland instruments, the FR-7 V-Accordion (world's first completely digital accordion) along with one of their top of the line keyboard arrangers. 
Testimonials!

 

To order this CD please send a check for $18 to:  Chris Rybak   270 County Rd. 201   Hallettsville, TX  77964   

Album recorded by Bernard Tupa at CLR Studios and produced by Chris & Edita Rybak.  Copyright 2007.

 July 2007 - Chris Rybak demonstrates the Roland V-Accordion at Summer NAMM in Austin, TX
Chris one again exhibited "the world's first" completely digital accordion, the FR-7 V-Accordion from Roland, at the Austin Convention Center from July 27 - 29, 2007.  Click to watch the accordion video!

For more info about this accordion, email Chris at  chrisrybak@msn.com

 May - June 2007 - Chris Rybak performed on the Alaska Czech/American Polka Cruise
From May 30 - June 6, 2007, Chris & Edita Rybak explored Alaska with polka dancing, beautiful scenery of mountains and glaciers, and a wonderful cruise with almost 90 polka cruisers!  This all took place aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Spirit Ship ... as well as a pre party in West, TX and a post party in Anchorage Alaska!  Look for the Brand New DVD from this cruise

 May 2007 - Chris Rybak performed a Roland Clinic in Washington, D.C. Area
Chris Rybak travelled up to Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD to perform a clinic.   Roland's FR-7 Digital Accordion was featured and Chris demonstrated the unique advantages of this instrument and showcased various styles of music with the Digital Accordion.

 April 2007 - Chris Rybak Opens for Mark Chestnut at Buc Days in Corpus Christi, TX

Chris Rybak performed at Buc Days in Corpus Christi April 25 & 26.  From Tex-Mex and Czech Polkas, to Texas Style Country Music, Rybak's show was enjoyed by all.  Mark Chestnut liked the accordion music as well and his manager is considering using Chris in future dates.

For more info on this event, check out www.bucdays.com

 Jan. - Feb. 2007 - Chris Rybak performed in Europe
From Jan. 24 - Feb. 9, 2007, Chris & Edita Rybak travelled across Europe, performing and entertaining, as well as visiting family and friends.  From Germany and Austria, to the Czech Republic and Slovakia, they took an accordion, skis, camera, and Texas charm with them as they enjoyed the extraordinary hospitality of Edita's homeland.  A brand new DVD "Touring With Chris Rybak" is now available featuring movie footage from this trip!

 January 2007 - Chris Rybak returns from Anaheim, CA where he demonstrated the Roland V-Accordions at Winter NAMM
Chris returned from the 2007 Winter NAMM where he exhibited "the world's first" completely digital accordions, the FR-7 and the FR-3s V-Accordions from Roland, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from Jan. 18 - 21, 2007.  Demo on the website coming soon!  More ...

For more info about this accordion, email Chris at  chrisrybak@msn.com

 November 2006 - Chris Rybak Performs in Branson, MO
Chris Rybak toured with Ben Sustr's Rockin' R group up to Branson, MO during November.  While in Branson, Chris performed with Moe Bandy, the Hughes Brothers, as well as at the Yakov Smirnoff Theater and various other stages.  It was an exciting time for everyone on the trip.  The audiences in Branson appreciated the Texas flavor of music that Chris brought there.

 November 2006 - Chris Rybak's 1'st Christmas CD Debuts
Chris Rybak's first Christmas CD entitled "Christmas Time with Chris Rybak" was released on November 12, 2006.  This CD features Christmas favorites such as White Christmas, Rudolph, and Rybak's kicked up version of Feliz Navidad.  Also included on this CD is a very touching version of Away in a Manger as well as guest appearances by his wife Edita on Jingle Bells (Rolnicki in Czech) as well as on Silent Night (last verse in Edita's Native language of Slovak).

The goal of this CD Rybak says is to "bring the Christmas Spirit back to all my fans".

Texas Renaissance Group Photo with Chris RybakSeptember - November 2006 - Chris Rybak Entertains at the Texas Renaissance Festival
Chris Rybak entertained all 8 weekends at the Texas Renaissance Fest, one of the nation's largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme parks, from September 30 - November 19, 2006. His performances included the Dove Meadow Stage, Arborhaus Family Biergarten, and the New Market Music Gazebo during the Festival's Oktoberfest Themed Weekend Play.

More info on the Texas Rennaissance Festival ...

 July 2006 - Chris Rybak Demonstrates the Roland V-Accordion at Summer NAMM in Austin, TX
Chris exhibited "the world's first" completely digital accordion, the FR-7 V-Accordion from Roland, at the Austin Convention Center from July 14 - 16, 2006.  More ...

For more info about this accordion, email Chris at  chrisrybak@msn.com

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