Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2019
Clockwise, from left: 2019 apprentice Jesse Lege (photo courtesy of David Dodd); 2019 Master Artist Steve Dabbs (photo courtesy of Texas Folklife);
As children, Robbie and Charlie Bubenik never went longer than a month without a polka show. Whether with their father, Bob Suttie’s group, Texas Legacy Czech Band, or another polka band, the exposure to this music at an early age curated a deep knowledge of the songs and melodies that typify Texas Czech Polka music. It wouldn’t be long before listening turned to playing; as Mr.