SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Musician Phil Klein has seen many Christmases in his 84 years. He's also written many songs - more than 100, has a repertoire of 3,000-plus songs and has performed for thousands of people. His musical flair is reflected most recently in the upbeat polka song "The Mistletoe Polka."
"'The Mistletoe Polka' has a melody that sticks with you - in a good way," said Klein. "As a consumer myself, I understand the frustration with retailers promoting Christmas earlier and earlier each year. But my 'Mistletoe Polka' has such an engaging, contagious melody that people tell me they enjoy listening to it all year round."
Of course, "The Mistletoe Polka" is a great Christmas gift for polka enthusiasts as well as anyone who simply appreciates music with a jaunty beat. Polka fans observe that you don't have to dance the polka to appreciate the rhythm of polka music.
"In fact," Klein added, "during these trying economic times this song is uplifting and humorous. It may not solve our economic woes, but it sure can brighten someone's day."
That's exactly what the performer has been doing for decades, and Klein shows no signs of slowing down. Known as central New York's "Premier Piano Man," Klein's music transcends generations. His OURMUSIC program includes vocals and instrumentals, anecdotes of famous composers and lyricists, and Klein's audience-pleasing humor.
"The Mistletoe Polka," with nostalgic and universal appeal, follows in Klein's audience-friendly tradition, offering listeners optimistic lyrics and a matching cheerful melody. Music lovers may visit http://www.songtale.net to sample and purchase the polka in vocal, instrumental and karaoke tracks. The singles also are available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com.
"The popularity of 'Mistletoe Polka' is just beginning to take off," concluded Klein. "I can envision polka bands, singers and choral groups alike having a great time with this song."
About Phil Klein's OURMUSIC
Phil Klein, a retired music professor, has spent his life in music, carving a unique niche in piano playing and performing timeless melodies from the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s. Today, he is a nationally renowned composer, vocalist, raconteur, music educator and beloved entertainer with loyal audiences nationwide. Klein's songs, albums and live performances fulfill a mission to preserve and rejuvenate a pure melodious musical tradition that is delightful, spirited and runs the full gamut of human emotions. His piano stylings, called "the best easy-listening piano music on the Internet," may be heard at http://www.songtale.com.
SOURCE Phil Klein's OURMUSIC