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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Fri Oct 7, 2016
    Texas Folklife Fall 2016 House Concert SeriesTexas Folklife’s intimate music series featuring roots music and emphasizing the non-profit’s mission to present the state’s traditional arts and cultureWed 10/26 (7pm-9pm) Bob Hoffnar Plays Pedal Steel Guitar, with Janie Cowan (Upright Bass)Wed 11/16 (7pm-9pm) Arazeel: Brazilian and Arab Music Fusion Wed 12/14 (7pm-9pm) ...
  • 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...

    Avances del disco ¨Los camaroneros de Ojo de Agua¨

  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      Applications for 2018 are closed. Interested applicants for 2019 can complete a short sign-up form before the release of the application later this year through the links below: Please Click Here for the Online Sign-Up Form Please Click Here for the Physical Sign-Up Form  apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and Application...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Photo Credit: David Dodd Garrett NeubauerAltair, TexasGarrett Neubauer was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Garrett grew up in Altair, TX near LaGrange, where Texas-Czech and Moravian traditions still live. He played in the band Texas Dream as well as with polka groups such as the Czechaholics. Garrett was influenced to learn accordion by his late father,...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Randall JacksonDallas, TexasRandall Jackson was the Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Randall was born in South East Texas and grew up around Creole and Cajun culture. He even speaks some French Creole. He specializes in Zydeco in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and perfor,s around Texas with a band he fronts called Dr. Zydeco. He attended Weatherford College.  ...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    Aaron Daniel SalinasSan Antonio, TexasAaron Daniel Salinas was the Conjunto Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 edition of the Big Squeeze. Aaron is a native of San Antonio. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX. Aaron began playing the accordion at a very young age at Conjunto Heritage Taller in San Antonio. He credits his grandfather for instilling a passion for Conjunto music.   Most...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Rito ReñaSan Antonio, TexasRito Peña was the Conjunto/Norteño Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Rito started taking accoridion lessons with Bene Medina when he was nine years old and continued to take lessons with him throuhout high school. Rito loves Conjunto music.     Most Notable Performances June 6, 2015       Accordion Kings and Queens-...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Elizabeth KellyPort Neches, TexasElizabeth Kelly was the Cajun/Zydeco Grand Prize WInner in the 2015 edition of the Big Squeeze. Her step-dad brought home a Hohner accordion when she was seven years old and she fell in love with the sound and soon starte learning how to play it. She credits him for encouraging her to carry on the their Cajun...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 5, 2018
    Photo Credit: Marcy Garriott and David Dodd Brandon HoddeHolland, TexasBrandon Hodde was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2015 Big Squeeze. Brandon attended Temple College. He started playing at the age of 10 and started playing in his grandfatehr's band, The Fabuous Six, at age 11. He also plays the guitar and saxophone. His own band is called The All Around Czechs.    Most...
  • 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 (...

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