Das Ist Lustig
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Das Ist Lustig means “That’s Fun”!
Energetic shows! Authentic sound! Immersive fun! Cherished and charming traditional songs from Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, American folk and variety music. Even a little modern thrown in!
Das Ist Lustig performs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and all over Texas, sharing their energetic style with restaurant clientele, festival patrons, and party guests. Their traditional music has been described as “Spitze” which means “tops” by locals in Oberammergau.
The band is based in Houston, Texas. Ross and Valina are the duo that makes up the bulk of the band, Ross playing accordion, Alphorn, and Singing Saw, Valina playing Autoharp, Bavarian Xylophone, Cowbells, and percussion. Both musicians sing and yodel.
The band also coordinates and hosts exclusive small group trips to Europe. Valina creates a two week itinerary for groups numbering 25 or less to Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. Each summer a different itinerary is offered. Ross and Valina take a few instruments along and play live music in the evenings for guests as they relax over a Bier or Wein. Many of their guests return year after year to explore a new region of Europe together.
Valina teaches German folk dancing, and social “bar room” polka, waltz and schottisch dancing. She also coordinates the entertainment for the Tomball German Festivals in Tomball, Texas.