Columns & Opinions


Thank you for your recent issue about the earthy month of March, a time to dig and plant. My compliments to Terri Ellison's story about Annie and the Czech farmer, to Michael Morris's piece on Anton and Alfred Vrazel and the song their polka band played to the two-cylinder rhythm of their beloved John Deere B tractor, and to Andy Behlen's interview with Mark Hermes of the Czechaholics on making cane sorghum molasses and restoring tractors.

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Editor's Log

Martha Supak Jones was the product of a musical upbringing as her Father, Harry Supak, began a family band, The Country Playboys, in 1970. They were based in Eagle Lake. Martha’s sister Shirley (10) was on drums and Martha (12) played bass and the girls shared vocals. Harry played lead guitar. Another sister, Carol, would sit in on drums when Shirley played the autoharp. After the girls married and left the band, brother Larry took their spot and the band, along with other musicians, including Martha’s son Jason Jones, (currently with Texas Dream) and Troy Arndt (currently Blue Denim’s drummer), continued making music until the year 2000.