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  • Posted on Mon Jan 12, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2015 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION THROWDOWN Ninth annual competition invites young Texas players to showcase their talent and to compete for one of three titles of the Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winner Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun Zydeco, and Conjunto      Austin, Texas – January 12, 2015 – Texas Folklife is pleased to...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014
    Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd. 
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    Auditions will be held at the La Joya High School Performing Arts Center. More info coming soon! 
  • Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2014
    Keeping in tradition of my annual Big Squeeze blog post, I’d like to start this year’s recap by declaring 2014 the Year of the Armadillo. When Austin design firm Frank+Victor revamped our Big Squeeze logo to include the armadill-accordion image, my coworker Michelle mentioned that soon after, many other music programs and festivals were using the armadillo on promotional materials. Of course this...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
    At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award. Ms. Thomas is a stalwart in the Houston zydeco scene as she has promoted, booked, managed, and performed with the best Texas zydeco bands over the last 30 years. Sister to the late Clifton Chenier, ”...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th. In a career spanning over 30 years, photographer, musician and author James Fraher has had his images published in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Irish Arts Review, Juke Blues, Soul Bag, and Texas Highways,...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2013
    Until I started interning for Texas Folklife and researching for our annual Big Squeeze accordion program, I had no idea that Texans had any legitimate claim to zydeco as their own musical and cultural tradition. And, after doing research about zydeco in Texas, I also discovered that Houston had one of the most active zydeco communities in the state. An interesting and...

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