2009 Annual Achievement Awards Show
By many who participated the XXII Awards Show at Slovenian National Home in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 28, 2009 - it was nicknamed "The Year of Joey Tomsick" - due to many awards Joey and his Orchestra won:
- Best Musician - Individual: Joey Tomsick
- Best Musician - Sideman: Hank Guzel and Phil Hrvatin (both from Joey Tomsick Orchestra - out of 3 selected)
- Best New Original Polka or Waltz: "Polka Funhouse" - Joey Tomsick / Frank Doblekar
- Recording of the Year: "Polka Funhouse" - Joey Tomsick
- Band of the Year: Joey Tomsick Orchestra
.And since there are a lot of current pictures and videos of Joey Tomsick and Orchestra around, I chose to add this video from Joey's early beginnings, when he was only 13 years old, playing his button box for about a year, learning from Frank Yankovic and Joey Miskulin.
Joey Tomsick at age 13 (button box) - playing Joey's Polka on Polka Variety Show, with Frankie Yankovic, Joey Miskulin.