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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase
The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any genre of music: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!
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  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Jesus VenegasBrownsville, TexasJesus Venegas was one of the Conjunto Grand Prize Winners in our 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He is also the first ever champion in our Anthony Ortiz Jr Conjunto Prize. Jesus has been listening to conjunto music for as long as he can remember. He started playing accordion at the age of 15. His dream is to one day record his own music and be just like Ramon...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Steven WilliamsHumble, TexasSteven Williams was the Zydeco Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He received his first accordion at the age of one. His grandmother and uncle played zydeco mysuc and he would often watch his uncle perform live. He has learned some riffs from 2010 Big Squeeze Winner, Keyun Dickson, but is mostly self-taught. Steven hopes to one day be the best...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Peter GresserWeatherford, TexasPeter Gresser was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He fell in love with polka music at the age of 6 and started playing accordion at the age of 9. He is in his 3rd year playing in the Youth Orchestra at the National Accordion Association Convention. He has traveled to Ethiopia to play for special needs families and children....
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    2007------- Juan Longoria Jr                 2008------- John Ramirez                     2009------- Heriberto Rodriguez          2010------- Keyun Dickson                   2011------- Ignacio Morales   ...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo Below and More Photos Available) MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest Finals Held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners selected in each category: Polka, Cajun & Zydeco,...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    Media Advisory April 21, 2018 The 2018 Big Squeeze Winners   Crowned today at the Bullock Texas History Museum Grand Prize Winners:   Polka: Peter Gresser, age 13, from Weatherford Cajun & Zydeco: Steven Williams, age 14, from Humble Conjunto: Melenie Lissette Gonzalez, age 17, from Rio Grande City Anthony Ortiz Jr. Conjunto Prize: Jesus F. Venegas, age 21, from Brownsville...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2018
    The #BigSqueeze2018 winners are: Conjunto 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr prize: Jesus Venegas Conjunto 17 under: Melanie GonzalezPolka: Peter GresserCajun/Zydeco: Steven Williams Thank you to all of our contestants, the judges decisions were very hard, every player was exceptional. Texas Folklife's goal is to encourage young accordion players to carry on these vital traditions, we...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 10, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Announcing the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finalists  Grand Prize Winners will be selected at Finals and Free Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21   Austin, Texas...
  • Posted on Sun Apr 8, 2018
    THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Announcing the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finalists  Grand Prize Winners will be selected at Finals and Free Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze Accordion...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018
    Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest By Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director clockwood@texasfolklife.org 512-441-9255 www.texasfolklife.org Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest is concluding its 12th year with the Big Squeeze Finals and Concert on Saturday April 21st at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.  Since 2007,...

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