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  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015
      Friday, July 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs, on the University of Texas campus6pm: Reception (light refreshments served) 7pm: Program BeginsFolklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
    Holiday Special (valid through Friday 12/19/14)Use promo code FIDDLE for $5 off Fiddle Fest T-shirt + Fiddle CD combo!FREE SHIPPING 
  • Posted on Tue Dec 9, 2014
    The Festival of Texas Fiddling was a great event-- incredible music all day, a great dance to cap it off, and a whole lot of fun overall. The picture at the top is of all of the day’s fiddlers at the plenary session, where each gave an example of their style. This is looking over the shoulders of Los Trineros at Brian Marshall playing with his sons and Mark Rubin on guitar. Directly behind...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2014
    December 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Lockwood (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org     TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNCOUNCES RELEASE OF “TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF TEXAS VOLUME 1: FIDDLE RECORDINGS FROM THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE ARCHIVES”    COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURES JOHNNY GIMBLE, RICKY TURPIN, VALERIE RYALS, BRIAN MARSHALL, JOSE MORENO AND BILL GILBERT...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2014
        Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives Read Album Liner Notes Notes by Producers Dan Margolies & Charlie Lockwood Texas Folklife is proud to announce the release of Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, available in CD format on December 5, 2014. ...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 1, 2014
    Texas Folklife 30th Anniversary Celebration Launch Saturday September 20, 1:00 to 5:00 pm Music, Refreshments, Exhibit, and Lectures at Texas Folklife Gallery Debra Peters & the Love Saints, Mariachi Corbetas, Los Trovadores, Greg Izor Blues Band Exhibit of 30 years of Texas Folklife’s work – vintage posters, photos of master folk artists and apprentices, prior exhibits and...
  • Posted on Wed May 7, 2014
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND STILL WATER FOUNDATION GRANTS  Grants to Support Archival Preservation Efforts    Austin, Texas – May 7, 2014 – Texas Folklife has been awarded two grants to support the organization’s ongoing archival preservation efforts. Texas Folklife received $10,000 in general operating and project support from the Still Water Foundation...
  • Posted on Sun Oct 20, 2013
    The Texas Folklife Exhibit Gallery is located in the heart of Austin's SoCo (South Congress) district, behind Ten Thusand Villages, and next to the Continental Club.

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