December 1, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives
- Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
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 weddings, family functions, fund raisers for charity, etc.
The Quebe Sisters Band | Texas Fiddling and Swing
Homegrown Concertsfrom the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
Texas Style Fiddle
Posted on Mon May 7, 2012
Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2018
2018 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!
UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
The career of Texas style fiddler Valerie Ryals is a demonstration in firsts. As one of the first women to compete in Texas fiddling championships during a time when men dominated, Ms. Ryals won her first Junior World Championship at age 13, setting the stage for a series of distinguished accolades throughout her career.
Growing up in a Polish neighborhood in Houston, Master Artist Brian Marshall remembers the prevalence of fiddle music within his family and the community. As he recalls, “In my house growing up, my uncles, myself, and everyone would get together and pass the fiddle around like a joint in a hippie commune. Everybody would lay on it some.