Ruth Adams, polka icon, dies

Ruth Adams, the longtime accordion player at Nye’s, has passed away, the Star Tribune reports. She was one-third of the trio dubbed “the world’s most dangerous polka band.” She played at Nye’s since 1975 and her death, coupled with the retirement last month of piano-bar host Lou Snider presents a double loss of Twin Cities icons.

The Barking Dog Polka will never quite be the same.

  • DeAnna Hayden

    The Twin Cities has just lost an amazing musician and wonderful, gentle soul. Rip Ruthie! You will be missed.