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NAME:
Chris Rybak 

LOCATION:
Austin, Texas

TRAVEL RADIUS:
Will travel up to 3000 miles

SURROUNDING AREA:
Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Dallas, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Hallettsville, Shiner, Yoakum, Cuero, Yorktown, Runge, Elgin, Smithville, Giddings, Robstown, Port Lavaca, La Grange, Columbus, Sealy, Schulenburg, Rosenberg

PRIMARY CATEGORY:
Accordion

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES:
Accordion, Keyboards, Piano, Trumpet

GENRE:
Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Oldies, Polka, Tex-Mex, World Music, Zydeco

AVAILABLE FOR:
Anniversaries, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Casinos, Christmas Parties, Clubs, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fund Raisers, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnic, Private Parties, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Studio Session, TV Soundtracks, Weddings

PERFORMING SINCE:
1993

PAY RANGE:
$500-$2000 per event

INFLUENCES:
Garth Brooks, Hank Williams, Flaco Jimenez & Freddy Fender (Texas Tornados), Myron Floren, Floyd Cramer, George Strait, Jimmy Sturr

 

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AUDIO & VIDEO SAMPLES
Beer Barrel (audio)
Jambalaya (audio)
Around The Moon (Okolo Mesice) (audio)
Waltz Across Texas (audio)
In Heaven There Is No Beer (In Himmel Da Gibst Kein Bier) (audio)
Margaritaville (audio)
Guacamole (audio)
Don't Mess With My Toot Toot (audio)
Clarinet Polka (audio)
Chris Rybak's Past Gigs (video)

DESCRIPTION:
Chris Rybak is the young accordion player who has been filling Texas dance hall floors with fans who enjoy his showmanship and his fresh enthusiastic musical style. Chris's show utilizes his talents on the accordion, along with keyboards, a trumpet and vocals. He has been playing accordion for more than a decade performing for events such as festivals, picnics, weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties. He plays a variety of music from Czech/German polkas and waltzes, country, and gospel, to his style of toe-tapping Cajun and Tex-Mex music.

His high energy style of accordion music attracts the attention of all ages. In 1993, Chris received the NEW DAWN AWARD from the Texas Polka Music Association. Rybak's eclectic mix of Cajun, country and Tex-Mex music with the traditional sounds of polka have caught serious attention from some serious people. In 1999 he signed a record contract with Mike Daily, best known in his role as steel guitarist for country legend George Strait. After signing, Rybak recorded his self-titled debut album, released in 1999 and also 'Accordion Time' in 2001. Currently he is in the process of producing his next album.

Chris has been the featured entertainer on a Caribbean cruise, where he became the hit of the ship’s entertainment, and was nicknamed the Accordion Cowboy. He also set a record for being the first entertainer to perform in all lounges on board the ship Enchanted Isle.

Through his energetic accordion playing, Rybak hopes to bring the accordion back as a mainstream instrument and keep the polka tradition of the Germans and Czechs alive.



GROUP MEMBERS:
Chris Rybak - Accordion, Keyboards

SONG LIST:

  • In Heaven There Is No Beer
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Hey Baby Que Paso
  • Waltz Across Texas
  • Guacamole
  • Maragaritaville
  • Faded Love
  • I Just Want To Dance With You
  • Don't Mess With My Toot Toot
  • Amarillo By Morning
  • Grand March (Wedding March)
  • Chicken Dance
  • My Hat Has Three Corners (Mein Hut Der Hat Drei Ecken)
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • Schottische
  • Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
  • Two Pina Coladas
  • The Dance
  • Macarena
  • Clarinet Polka
  • Jambalaya
  • Badger Laendler
  • Jole Blon
  • Around The Moon
  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  • Spanish Eyes
  • San Antonio Rose
  • Boot Scootin' Boogie
  • Ole Time Rock N' Roll
  • In The Mood
  • Last Date
  • Chattahoochee
  • El Rancho Grande
  • Before The Next Tear Drop Falls
  • All By Myself (A Ja Sam)
  • No One Knows (Zadny Zadny Nevi)
  • You Are Like A Rose
  • Shiner Song
  • Fancy Pants
  • Once On A Sunday (Bylo To Jeden Krat V Nedeli)
  • Beautiful Waltz
  • German Waltz
  • There's A Tear In My Beer
  • You Look Wonderful Tonight
  • Patriotic Songs
  • Amazing Grace
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Red River Valley
  • Deep In The Heart Of Texas
  • Somewhere My Love
  • Tiny Bubbles
  • Red Red Wine
  • My Happiness
  • I Cross My Heart
  • Friends In Low Places
  • Pop A Top Again
 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:
Available On Request 

Copyright 2017 © Chris Rybak. 
chrisrybak@msn.com