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  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
        Barbara Lynn & Friends 2009/11/18 Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress. Barbara Lynn is a rhythm and blues singer and left-handed guitarist from Texas. In the 1950s, inspired by blues artists Guitar Slim and Jimmy Reed, and pop acts Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, she created an all-female band, Bobbie Lynn and Her Idols. Her...
  • Posted on Mon Jun 11, 2018
    The “Not Just OOM-PAH!” Accordion Workshop in Austin, TX. is on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 - 17, 2018.      Saturday’s workshop begins with Jan Flemming presenting South American rhythms, then Ginny Mac will teach Hot Gypsy Jazz tunes, followed by Shirley Johnson introducing Eastern European music. Later in the evening there will be a presentation on “How to Create a...
  • Posted on Sun Jun 3, 2018
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 29th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!  Thousands of squeezebox fans braved the June heat and were rewarded handsomly with a beautiful evening of accordion music and dancing.  Texas Folklife's annual multicultural accordion celebration has...
  • Posted on Tue May 15, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 29TH ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS CONCERTFree Concert Featuring 2017 NEA Heritage Fellow Eva Ybarra, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Czech & Then Some, and the Big Squeeze 2018 Grand Prize...
  • Posted on Wed May 9, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018 Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session   Featuring Live Music by all-female son huasteco group Las Palomitas Serranas  Presentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña    WHO:   ...
  • Posted on Thu May 3, 2018
    Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM Present: Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-up featuring Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters Thurs May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm) Cottwonwood 3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018 FREE SHOW with RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/419760898450005 Join Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM at Cottonwood on May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm) for an Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-...
  • Posted on Thu May 3, 2018
  • Posted on Tue May 1, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2018
        The 2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session took place on December 1, 2017 at the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX.  The session was sponsored by Humanities Texas, with the goal of creating collaborative synergies between scholarly researchers, musicians, dancers, members of the Blanco, TX community, members of the general public, and listeners. ...

    2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session

  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo Below and More Photos Available) MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest Finals Held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners selected in each category: Polka, Cajun & Zydeco,...

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