Hall of Fame – 2001
Joseph (Chicago Joe) Stulga (1923-2014) of Lansing, Illinois, started playing the concertina at the age of 10. He was self-taught and played for over 65 years. Joe performed with the Zig Puzon Band for 40 years. He was a long-time member of the Cicero Concertina Circle and the Northwest Concertina Connection.
Joe played a 142-key concertina that he had specially made.