Traditional Polka Party Band
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, UBERkrainer is a traditional Bavarian polka party band, performing a wide assortment of polkas and waltzes from numerous European countries such as Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Slovakia.
In the USA, the polka-band sounds are generally viewed as the music heard at Oktoberfests around the country when in actuality there are many kinds of Germanic folk music. One particular style of Volksmusik, that is authentic music found in the regions between Bavaria, Austria and Northern Italy, is Oberkrainer Musik. Since our music group, comprised of accordion, mandolin, upright bass, drums and vocals, performs folk tunes across a much broader region than traditional Volksmusik, we thought it only fitting (and humorous) to call ourselves UBERkrainer — über (German for "beyond") and krainer, a tip of our alpine hats to the Slavic music roots.
— Click on any of the above linked song titles to watch a video clip of an UBERkrainer performace.