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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2014
    December 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Lockwood (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org     TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNCOUNCES RELEASE OF “TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF TEXAS VOLUME 1: FIDDLE RECORDINGS FROM THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE ARCHIVES”    COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURES JOHNNY GIMBLE, RICKY TURPIN, VALERIE RYALS, BRIAN MARSHALL, JOSE MORENO AND BILL GILBERT...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2014
        Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives Read Album Liner Notes Notes by Producers Dan Margolies & Charlie Lockwood Texas Folklife is proud to announce the release of Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, available in CD format on December 5, 2014. ...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
    A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here. THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...
  • 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 Coolidge Auditorium 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...

    The Devil's Box: SXSW 2011 Accepted Film

  • Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2018
    2018 APPRENTICESHIPS SHOWCASE AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL! JUNE 9TH UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS   For the 48th Annual Texas Folklife Festival, Texas Folklife has organized a showcase that both aims to highlight the diverse traditions the organization has supported this year, as well as demonstrate the continuation of these traditions through the performance of 2018...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2016
    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. In addition to being the first and only lady fiddler inducted into the Texas...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 4, 2016
    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. Some played really well, some played kind of scratched...

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