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 Sun Jun 4, 2017
Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 28th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!
Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd.
Didn't grab a shirt at the show? Limited edition AKQ 2017 t-shirts are available on our Square marketplace store:
Posted on Fri Jul 29, 2016
Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
The 2018-2020 touring performances focus on the talented young champions of Texas Folklife's "Big Squeeze" statewide accordion contest, exemplifying the unique musical traditions of Texas: Cajun, zydeco, conjunto/Tejano and polka. Artists included in the current roster: Keyun Dickson & the Zydeco Masters, the Dallas Street Ramblers (Elizabeth Kelly and Donovan Bourque), Nachito Morales...