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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Big Squeeze 2014

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  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Photo Credit: David Dodd Garrett NeubauerAltair, TexasGarrett Neubauer was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Garrett grew up in Altair, TX near LaGrange, where Texas-Czech and Moravian traditions still live. He played in the band Texas Dream as well as with polka groups such as the Czechaholics. Garrett was influenced to learn accordion by his late father,...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Randall JacksonDallas, TexasRandall Jackson was the Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Randall was born in South East Texas and grew up around Creole and Cajun culture. He even speaks some French Creole. He specializes in Zydeco in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and perfor,s around Texas with a band he fronts called Dr. Zydeco. He attended Weatherford College.  ...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Aaron Daniel SalinasSan Antonio, TexasAaron Daniel Salinas was the Conjunto Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Aaron is a native of San Antonio. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX. Aaron began playing the accordion at a very young age at Conjunto Heritage Taller in San Antonio. He credits his grandfather for instilling a passion for Conjunto music.   Most...