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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Big Squeeze 2017

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  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: David Dodd Mason NesvadbaGuy, TexasMason Nesvadba was the Polka Grand Prize WInner in the 2017 edition of the Big Squeeze. Mason started to play the piano accordion when he inherited his great-great uncle's one from his grandfather. Nesvadba is driven to become the best not only because of inspiration from his family but also from previous BIg Squeeze winners Garrett Neubauer (...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: David Dodd Donovan BourqueBeaumont, TexasDonovan was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Big Squeeze Competition Donovan started playing the accordion when he was 10 years old. His grandfather was one of his biggest influences growing up and left Donovan his accordion when he passed. His deep passion for the music keeps him playing with a variety of bands in hopes...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Photo Credit: David Dodd Luis GonzalezGrand Prairie, Texas Luis Gonzalez was the Conjunto Grand Prize Winner for the 2017 edition of the Big Squeeze. Luis grew up listening to Tejano and Norteño music. With the support of his family, Gonzalez plans on playing for as long as he can because it brings joy to him as well as to those who listen.      Most Notable Performances...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    Texas Folklife's 2017 Big Squeeze Champions Are:Mason Nesvadba 20 Guy, TX - Polka CategoryDonovan Bourque 16 Beaumont, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryLuis Gonzalez 21 Grand Prairie, TX - Conjunto CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner accordion, a cash prize, and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 3rd at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX.  A...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 7, 2017
    Big Squeeze Brunch After PartySunday April 23rd11am-12:30PMTexas Folklife1708 Houston StAustin, TX 78756$10 general admissionFREE for Texas Folklife members (contact us for promo code) Join us at our gallery space for one more accordion jam with the 2017 Big Squeeze finalists, and to say goodbye to them and their families before they hit the road. Relax on our patio with live music, brunch food...
  • Posted on Wed Feb 22, 2017
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                               ...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – La JoyaSaturday February 11, 2017 (11am Registration, Show: 12-1pm) La Joya High School Mariachi Hall 604 Coyote Dr, La Joya, TX 78560  Texas Folklife and La Joya High School are pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place at La Joya High School's Alejandro "Alex" H. Saenz Performing Arts Center on...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Los FresnosSaturday February 4, 2017 (2pm-4pm)Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium907 N Arroyo Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 1pm: Registration Opens 2pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks 215pm: Auditions Begin After Auditions: 30 minute set by Conjunto Halcon Texas Folklife and Los Fresnos High School are pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
  • Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2017
    THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2017 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State    Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco, and Conjunto   Austin, Texas – January 24, 2017 – Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce that the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest is back in 2017. This will be the...

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