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  • Posted on Mon May 11, 2015
    Two legendary Texas fiddlers passed on this week. The unsurpassed Johnny Gimble died at 89 years old. He was a pioneer and giant of country, swing, and other styles in Texas music as well as a hugely generous person who worked for many years very closely with Texas Folklife on concert presentations, workshops, and other events. Here is coverage of his many appearances with all manner of...
  • Posted on Thu May 7, 2015
    Become a member or renew your membership today to receive reserved covered seating at Accordion Kings & Queens 2015! (Tickets will be mailed to address provided.  Tickets purchased after 5/29 will be available at Texas Folklife info table will call on day of show beginning at 5pm.  Your seats will be held until 6:55pm, then released if not claimed). Purchase Membership Student/...
  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
    The Star of Texas Folklife is an award, first given at our 25th Anniversary Gala, that acknowledges artists and ambassadors to the arts who have shown exemplary efforts toward the preservation of the folk arts of Texas. Three award were given to Johnny Gimble, Santiago Jimenez, and Barbara Lynn in 2010. In 2014, at the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Mary Thomas became the...
  • 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. Ms. Thomas is a stalwart in the Houston zydeco scene as she has promoted, booked, managed, and performed with the best Texas zydeco bands over the last 30 years. Sister to the late Clifton Chenier, ”...
  • Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
    THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR! Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:  The Monitor: http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/regional-ramblings-upcoming-conjunto-events-include-anniversary/article_94e9891a-ecde-11e3-bf64-001a4bcf6878.html Culture Map Houston: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/06-01-14-miller-outdoor-theatre-kicks-off-the-summer-season-with-5-...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014
    Location: Gallista Gallery Sponsored by Conjunto Heritage Taller.  Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014
    Location: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) in Houston, Texas. Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
    Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013
    Photos by David Dodd:  David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez Texas Folklife is proud to announce that one of its board members, Armando Sanchez, has produced a Latin Grammy Award winning CD, David Lee Garza's "Just Friends."  Garza won the award last night at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.  A highly regarded and...

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