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  • Posted on Thu Jul 12, 2018
    While recognized as a master spur maker, Jayson Jones didn't get started in the craft until later in life. Growing up in Sherman, much of his early life was spent cowboying across the various ranches in Texas and New Mexico, representing a cowboy lineage stretching back to his grandfather. As Jayson explains, “It’s just something that you’re born with; it’s in your blood…It’s a great lifestyle…It...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
    After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor. Over the course of a week, the participants worked with our Stories From Deep in the Heart Program...
  • Posted on Thu May 10, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com       TEXAS FOLKLIFE TO RECEIVE $65,000 FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS   Funding will Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” and the Apprenticeship Program   More than $80 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide      Austin,...
  • Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017
    Jude Moreau & The Bon Temps Playboys CD Release Party With Special Appearance by Bridget Roberts Thursday, September 7, 2017 6pm – 9pm Pinetree Lodge 3296 Pinetree Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705   2017 Master Artist and Cajun Accordionist Jude Moreau will be holding a CD release party with his group, The Bon Temps Playboys, for their new album, Le Deux Violins at the Pinetree Lodge on Thursday,...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 5, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 “Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Twelve Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas –...
  • Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Sheree Scarborough(512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Ten Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas – February 8, 2016...
  • Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2015
      On November 19th I had the honor of attending a planning meeting for a 2017 series of events involving the 35th anniversary of the NEA Heritage Awards Fellowships and 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. This diplomatic mission came about after executive director Cristina Balli was unable to attend the meeting due to her presentation at an event honoring...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 10, 2015
    Texas Master Fiddler Award Daniel Cendalski by Frank Motley Daniel Cendalski, born December 13,1940 is the last of the active traditional fiddlers of Polish music in Washington County,Texas. His immigrant grandfather, Stanley, who arrived in Texas in 1895, played Polish songs on both the clarinet and button accordion. Stanley had four sons, all of whom were musicians, including Daniel's father,...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 10, 2015
    Texas Master Fiddler Award Jose Moreno, “El Fidelero del Valle”  by Cristina Balli Jose Moreno, or Don Jose as he is known to many, is a keeper of an almost extinct U.S.-Mexico border musical tradition.   For decades he was one of the rare musicians to perform border region string band music featuring traditional Mexican and border songs on fiddle, accompanied by bajo sexto,...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 10, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES TEXAS MASTER FIDDLER AWARDS   Awards Given at the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling First Recipients: Polish Fiddler Daniel Cendalski and Jose Moreno from the Rio Grande Valley    The second annual Festival of Texas Fiddling was held on Saturday, November 7, at the historic dancehall La Bahia Turn Verein. The Festival is sponsored by Texas...

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