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Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr.

Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24.

His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife.

Read more about Anthony’s participation on the Big Squeeze here:

And about his life and accomplishments here: