Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2014
Keeping in tradition of my annual Big Squeeze blog post, I’d like to start this year’s recap by declaring 2014 the Year of the Armadillo. When Austin design firm Frank+Victor revamped our Big Squeeze logo to include the armadill-accordion image, my coworker Michelle mentioned that soon after, many other music programs and festivals were using the armadillo on promotional materials. Of course this...
Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.
Ms. Thomas is a stalwart in the Houston zydeco scene as she has promoted, booked, managed, and performed with the best Texas zydeco bands over the last 30 years. Sister to the late Clifton Chenier, ”...
Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:
The Monitor: http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/regional-ramblings-upcoming-conjunto-events-include-anniversary/article_94e9891a-ecde-11e3-bf64-001a4bcf6878.html
Culture Map Houston: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/06-01-14-miller-outdoor-theatre-kicks-off-the-summer-season-with-5-...
Posted on Tue May 13, 2014
Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country.
Miller Outdoor Theatre offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston...
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
BIG DANCE May 3rd at the HISTORIC Cat Spring Agricultural Society Pavilion
RIVER ROAD BOYS Western Swing Band at 8pmhttp://www.riverroadboys.com/Featuring THE ENNIS CZECH BOYS from 3pm-7pmhttp://www.ennisczechboys.com/Sponsored by Polkabeat! http://www.polkabeat.com/Polkabeat/Welcome.html
$13.41 advance, $15 at the door
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
Posted on Sun Apr 13, 2014
Photo by David Dodd
The results are in for the Big Squeeze Finals!!For the category of Zydeco:-- Randall Jackson of Dallas-- Je'an-Trel Jolivette of Marvel-- DeJe'an Jolivette of MarvelFor the category of Polka:-- Rebecca Huck of Harker Heights-- Chris Trojacek of Ennis-- Garrett Neubauer of AltairFor the category of Conjunto: -- Aaron Salinas of San Antonio-- Luis Gonzales of Grand...
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Accordionist Alex Meixner comes to Texas in March
Shows in Texas:
Feb 28, 2014 Temple, TX@ Sefcik Hall - Sefcik HallMar 1, 2014 Austin, TX@ Darwin's Pub - Darwin's PubMar 4, 2014 New Braunfels, TX@ Brauntex Theatre - Fat Tuesday
He will also conduct two educational workshops for Texas Folklife in the Houston area at Carleston Elementary and HSPVA.
Posted on Fri Feb 7, 2014
We are tracking press coverage of The Big Squeeze 2014 as we travel across the state of Texas to meet young accordion players taking the stage. You Squeezebox lovers out there can help us out with this. If you see press coverage (television news segments and newspaper, magazine or blog articles) of The Big Squeeze 2014 mentioned in your area, send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will...
Posted on Wed Feb 5, 2014
If it is February, it means it is time for another fun-packed weekend of puro conjunto at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival held at the Austin Moose Lodge. Bring the family! You can find more information on admission (daily tickets or weekend passes), lodging options and other frequently asked questions over at Rancho Alegre. Texas Folklife is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Rancho Alegre...