Posted on Tue Apr 28, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 Big Squeeze Champions!
photos by Marcy GarriottRito Pena of San Antonio, TX - Conjunto CategoryElizabeth Kelley of Port Neches, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryBrandon Hodde of Holland, TX - Polka CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner Corona accordion and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX....
Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
(En español abajo) We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Los Camaroneros de Ojo de Agua”, a música de jarana album of elder musicians from Ojo de Agua, Veracruz, Mexico. These musicians have shared their music and spirit and shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the fandango tradition in their town. This jarana raffle will help us complete the album production.Through a...
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 Thu Dec 5, 2013
It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.
2014 Entry Form
2014 Contest Rules
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY!
Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/
Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families.
Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
Deadline for the 2016 Application has passed. Please stay tuned for future application openings.2016 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF)2016 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print)
Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing grants to master artists to train apprentices...
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS...
Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2016
Enjoy the completed audio documentaries from our Stories from Deep in the Heart program with O Henry Middle School. Stories include celebrity musician profiles, an insider's look at the formation of the ACL music festival, and many other stories about local Austin artists, businesses and O Henry Middle School legends.
Students from Patrick McNally’s 6th grade Contemporary World Cultures...
Posted on Wed Nov 25, 2015
Texas Folklife presents Cigar Box Guitar Exhibit by Tomas Salas and W.T. Bryant
Live Cigar Box Guitar Music Featured at Opening Reception
WHERE: Texas Folklife House Gallery, 1708 Houston Street, Austin
Posted on Tue Nov 24, 2015
1708 Houston St ...