Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases at the Houston Creole Festival for young accordionists in Houston. Participants may be invited to perform at the Big Squeeze finals in Austin in May.
Join us as we travel across Texas to find young accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases in Dallas at the Latino Cultural Center. Featuring special performances from Grammy Award winning Michael Salgado and our reigning champ, Michael Ramos with Los Morales Boyz. Participants may be invited to perform at the finals in Austin in April.
The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas.
After the success of the nightclub he founded in 1975, Clifford Antone opened the doors to Antone's Record Shop in the summer of 1987. Located across the street from his legendary nightclub, the record shop quickly became the place to hang out before seeing whatever show was to take place later that evening. Still in its original location, just north of the UT campus, Antone's Record Shop continues to host one of the largest selections of used vinyl in central Texas.