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Joey Miskulin


Joey Miskulin

Hall of fame accordionist & Grammy Award-winning Producer

Joey is a true legend whose career has spanned more than four decades. Joey has collaborated and performed with Paul McCartney, Ricky Skaggs, Andy Williams, John Denver, Ricky Van Shelton, Emmylou Harris, and many others. He is a performer, studio musician, producer and pedagogue.

Joey’s legendary music history starts at age four when he picked up a 12-bass accordion and began playing simple melodies. At five, he began formal music training, and at ten, Joey was performing publicly. At eleven he joined the Ronnie Lee Band, and at age twelve he made his first record album with Chicago’s Roman Possedi.

At thirteen, Joey met and began performing with “America's Polka King," Frank Yankovic, thus beginning an association lasting over 35 years. Yankovic, who had a contract with Columbia Records, took a chance insisting that Joey be allowed to record with the band. "It was that first recording session with Frank that made up my mind. I wanted to make music my career." During this period he met many of the biggest names in the music world, all of whom encouraged the young lad to pursue his musical dream.

At nineteen, Joey left Yankovic to tour with the Hawaii Internationale Revue, entertaining throughout Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Okinawa. A call from Yankovic brought Joey back to the band where he recorded five albums for RCA Records.

Throughout the 70’sand 80’s, Joey’s reputation as a studio musician and producer grew. He recorded with celebrities such as Andy Williams, Doc Severenson and Charlie Daniels, as well as with many bands throughout the U.S., Canada & Europe. In 1985 Joey produced the first record to win a polka Grammy: "70 Years Of Hits" with Frank Yankovic.

Since moving to Nashville in 1987, his recording projects included U2, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, Alison Krause, Hank Williams Jr., John Prine, Alabama, Garth Brooks, and Emmylou Harris, to name a few.

After recording and becoming a regular on NPR’s "Rider’s Radio Theater," he became a member of Riders In The Sky. He produced their multiple Grammy-award winning recordings and performed an average of 185 shows each year, including the “Grand Ole Opry." In addition, he oversees other studio and production projects as a respected and sought-after member of the music industry community.

Some of Joey's movie projects include writing, producing, and/or performing songs appearing in Disney's "The Wild", Disney/Pixar's"Cars", "Rattle and Hum" with U2, and Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2".

We’re thrilled to have Joey with us performing and teaching. He was the recipient of the 2013 Honorary Directors Award! Come join this unique opportunity to celebrate and be a part of hearing and learning from the legendary Joey Miskulin!

Performing: Monday Dinner


Enhancing the Presentation
Embellishments and music tricks to help enhance your playing.
  Wednesday 9:00 – 9:50 Room B  
Master Class
  Thursday 3:00 – 3:50 Room B  
Play It Your Way
After you learn a song then learn how to own it! How to add your personal style and arrangement to a song so that it is uniquely yours.
  Tuesday 11:00 – 11:50 Room B  

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The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

• USA: 1-800-472-1695 •

• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •