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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Big Squeeze 2018 Winner

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  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Melenie Lissete GonzalezRio Grande City, Texas Melenie Lissete Gonzalez was one of the Conjunto Grand Prize Winners in our 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. Melenie was raised listening to conjunto music and was inspired to start playing accordion at the age of 14. Her biggest influences are Paulino Bernal , Jaime y los Chamacos, and Ramon Ayala.      Most Notable Performances...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Steven WilliamsHumble, TexasSteven Williams was the Zydeco Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He received his first accordion at the age of one. His grandmother and uncle played zydeco mysuc and he would often watch his uncle perform live. He has learned some riffs from 2010 Big Squeeze Winner, Keyun Dickson, but is mostly self-taught. Steven hopes to one day be the best...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Peter GresserWeatherford, TexasPeter Gresser was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He fell in love with polka music at the age of 6 and started playing accordion at the age of 9. He is in his 3rd year playing in the Youth Orchestra at the National Accordion Association Convention. He has traveled to Ethiopia to play for special needs families and children....