...watch Nancy & Eric performing at Yarnick's Farm in Indiana, PA
Nancy Hlad is a button accordion recording artist with 4 released cassette and CD albums. She has made several guest appearances on different CDs, including Polka Paradise CD with Jeff Winard, 3rd Generation CD and the Smithsonian Folkways CD called Deeper Polka.
Nancy started playing button accordion at age 9, influenced by her great uncle Henry Kersman, who played for
years with the Euclid (OH) Squeezeboxers. Her first button box was an old Hohner two-row button accordion that she still picks
up now and then.
She took lessons from Frank Novak, "The Button Box King", for a little over five years. Her name is the last of the nearly 550 entries in his record of students.
Nancy has played with Frank Yankovic, Roger Bright, Verne Meisner, Jeff Pecon, Steve Meisner, Bob Doszak, Jack Tady, Eddie Rodick and many others.
She has been a promoter of polka music from the start. She has performed at retirement homes, Oktoberfests and festivals, private parties, dances and on bus trips. She was the Cleveland television show "The Morning Exchange"'s star of the week in 1989, at the age of 15.
Nancy hosted several radio programs over a span of over seven years, at WALN 92.1CABLE FM in Allentown, PA continuously, and at WATJ 1560AM in Chardon, OH, WDLW 1380AM in Cleveland, OH, and WERE 1300AM in Cleveland, OH intermittently. She was an irregular regular on WCSB 89.3FM in Cleveland, Ohio, when Bruce Burger had his "Polka JAM" show.
She, along with husband Eric Noltkamper, operate Nancy's Place For Polkas, the 1st polka spot on the Internet. They hosted dances on the Friday after Thanksgiving for eight (8) years in Euclid (Cleveland), Ohio.
Nancy's Place, dedicated to the promotion of polka music, is the world's largest consortium of polka music artists, radio programs, band schedules, halls of fame, equipment manufacturers and retailers, and polka chatters.
The website offers song snippets from many fine polka bands and allows you to purchase over hundreds of recordings, just by clicking on the icon immediately below.
Contact Nancy and order products directly by writing
Nancy Noltkamper, P.O.Box
Cleveland, Ohio 44143
or E-Mail Nancy