Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
Texas Folklife's newest exhibit will feature cut paper art by artist and musician Bradley Jaye Williams.
Williams creates cutpaper designs that draw inspiration from many paper cutting traditions around the world. Traditional imagery of birds, roosters, hens, trees of life, stars, flowers and beehives are mized with folk musicians, accordions, bajo sextos, and fiddles.
"The inspiration for my...
Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2016
The various parts that make up an accordion can seem daunting upon first glance. The accordion and tuning repair shop that Master Artist Augustin “Gus” Escobar (pictured right, on the right) runs outside of his house in Schertz contains an immense array of accordions and accordion parts all throughout the workshop. As full accordions line the walls, various reeds and treble arms are organized...
Posted on Mon Jan 27, 2014
By Julie Ardery
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”
But what if it plays the bajo quinto (the big acoustic guitar of conjunto music), has a Welsh last name, sings in a Cajun band, and hails from Saginaw, Michigan?
In that case, it’s Bradley Jaye Williams. One of the most versatile musicians in Austin, Williams over the...