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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Big Squeeze 2015 Winner

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  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Rito ReñaSan Antonio, TexasRito Peña was the Conjunto/Norteño Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Rito started taking accoridion lessons with Bene Medina when he was nine years old and continued to take lessons with him throuhout high school. Rito loves Conjunto music.     Most Notable Performances June 6, 2015       Accordion Kings and Queens-...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Elizabeth KellyPort Neches, TexasElizabeth Kelly was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Her step-dad brought home a Hohner accordion when she was seven years old and she fell in love with the sound and soon starte learning how to play it. She credits him for encouraging her to carry on the their Cajun...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Brandon HoddeHolland, TexasBrandon Hodde was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2015 Big Squeeze. Brandon attended Temple College. He started playing at the age of 10 and started playing in his grandfatehr's band, The Fabuous Six, at age 11. He also plays the guitar and saxophone. His own band is called The All Around Czechs.    Most...