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  • Posted on Thu Oct 27, 2016
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE FALL 2016 HOUSE CONCERT SERIES Valerie Ryals: Texas Style FiddlingWed 12/14 (7pm-9pm)Texas Folklife House1708 Houston St.Austin, TX 78756 Tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2713526 FREE for Texas Folklife Members  Enter discount code at ticket website or bring ID to the show.  Need the code? Not sure if you are a member? Contact Texas...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 25, 2016
    Burnet Road Block Party, benefiting Texas FolklifeSaturday,  May  14th 2016 2 PM – 5 PM   The Little Longhorn Saloon (outside on the lot) 5434 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756Admission is FREE, with a suggested $10 donation   Join us for a block party outside at The Little Longhorn Saloon on Saturday May 14th (2pm-5pm).  We'll have a variety of Burnet Road...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2015
      Belen Escobedo Renowned Mexican-American String Band Fiddler, Bajo Sexto Master Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche, October 29 This month’s concert will feature San Antonio fiddler Belen Escobedo, accompanied by bajo sexto master “Rabbit” Sanchez, who is widely considered the top bajista in conjunto music today, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche. The...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Forty-eight German settlers living in the vicinity of Burton, Washington County, Texas organized the La Bahia Turn Verein on July 5, 1879.  In the statutes they adopted that day, they declared their purpose to be physical and spiritual development of their members and the promotion of social life.  The original statutes were naturally in German as that was the regular language of the...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
    Holiday Special (valid through Friday 12/19/14)Use promo code FIDDLE for $5 off Fiddle Fest T-shirt + Fiddle CD combo!FREE SHIPPING 
  • Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2014
    December 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Lockwood (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org     TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNCOUNCES RELEASE OF “TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF TEXAS VOLUME 1: FIDDLE RECORDINGS FROM THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE ARCHIVES”    COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURES JOHNNY GIMBLE, RICKY TURPIN, VALERIE RYALS, BRIAN MARSHALL, JOSE MORENO AND BILL GILBERT...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2014
        Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives Read Album Liner Notes Notes by Producers Dan Margolies & Charlie Lockwood Texas Folklife is proud to announce the release of Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, available in CD format on December 5, 2014. ...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
    A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here. THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
    "Mr. Max Kruger was responsible for building a dance hall and community center along with a bowling alley in 1869 that opened to the public in January 1870. These buildings were named The Twin Sister Hall and Bowling Alley. In 1967 the bowling alley burned to the ground and was later rebuilt in Spring Branch Texas. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall still serves to this day as a community center for...

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