Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
"Mr. Max Kruger was responsible for building a dance hall and community center along with a bowling alley in 1869 that opened to the public in January 1870. These buildings were named The Twin Sister Hall and Bowling Alley. In 1967 the bowling alley burned to the ground and was later rebuilt in Spring Branch Texas. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall still serves to this day as a community center for...
Posted on Mon Jul 7, 2014
The Quebe Sisters Band | Texas Fiddling and SwingHomegrown Concertsfrom the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
AUGUST 20, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required
The Quebe Sisters Band is composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin...
Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
Texas Style Fiddle
We hope this curriculum guide will help you and your students better understand the history of Texas-style fiddle music and its importance in the Texas cultural landscape. Please use all or part of the information in your classroom as you see fit. We have provided the following:
History of Texas-style fiddle music
You may use the text for your individual study; high school...
Posted on Mon May 7, 2012
Austin, TX – Texas Folklife presents an afternoon of Texas-style fiddle music with a screening of The Devil’s Box, a feature-length documentary, and award-winning Texas State Champ fiddlers at the Moose Lodge on the east side of Austin from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 8.
The film is directed by UT Film School grad Jason Hammond, and produced by Austinite Beth Jasper, partners in...