The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas.
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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.
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.
Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:
Posted on Tue May 13, 2014
Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country.
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
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Photos by David Dodd: David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez
Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here.
Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
The Big Squeeze program is looking for the next generation of Texas polka musicians.