Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The Flying Dutchman At Work
Excerpt from his bio found at the Cambridge Who's Who :
Ernest L. Batz, Sr., Musician with Dutchman Enterprises, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of musical performance.
"High energy" and "toe-tappin'" - just a few of the terms that describe the musical sounds of Ernest L. Batz, Sr., more popularly know as 'The Flying Dutchman.' With an excess of 66 years of professional experience in musical composition and performance, he has truly made an impact on the genre of Western Swing. A one-man band, Mr. Batz plays a myriad of instruments including the accordion, drums and cymbals. He has made multiple appearances on television and radio shows and performed with high-profile musical talent including The Oakridge Boys, Bill Anderson, the Blue Ridge Quartet, Little Jimmy Dickens and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper. Active in his local community, Mr. Batz makes frequent appearances at company carnivals, fairs, senior homes and churches, and sings his songs in German, Pennsylvania Dutch and English.
The most disturbing information is that Mr. Batz has no intentions to stop making music. Looking to the future, he intends to record a gospel music DVD.