Former Dynatones leader 'Scrubby' Seweryniak remembered as one of polka music's foremost singers


Photo courtesy of Steve Litwin

The night that changed David Lawrence “Scrubby” Seweryniak’s life came in the mid 1960s, when he saw polka master Li’l Wally perform at a local dance.

Until then, he had been an accordion player in small wedding-type groups. Impressed with Wally’s slower style and the way he used the concertina to drive the band, he quickly mastered the smaller squeezebox and made it his trademark during two decades as the leader one of Buffalo’s most successful polka bands, the Dynatones.

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