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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 Fri Feb 27, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents the last chance to try out for the Big Squeeze Accordion Showcase of 2015, in Nederland TX., at Jefferson County Singles Club, located at 7601 Green Ave. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Cajun, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our second Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015 in Houston TX at Cafe 4212, located at 4212 Almeda Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Zydeco but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for the Big Squeeze Accordion contest. Click the Big...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 28, 2015
    I've been writing about conjunto music and sustainability for some time (for example here and here) and most recently have been working on a book project titled Conjunto Music: Sustaining the Texas Tradition, which I am co-authoring with none other than Cristina Ballí.  The book is a very timely and necessary study. It will be first examination of contemporary conjunto...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 15, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our 6th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Dallas, TX at the Pleasant Grove Branch Library, 7310 Lake June Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. Any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details,...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our 7th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in San Antonio TX at Gallista Gallery in partnership with Conjunto Heritage Taller, 1913 S. Flores St.  We are searching for the age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our 5th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Corpus Cristi, TX, located at 4404 Greenwood Dr.  We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist that play in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our fourth Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Los Fresnos, TX., located at 907 N. Arroyo Blvd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife presents our third Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Houston TX., at MECA, located at 1900 Kane St. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Auditions will be held at the La Joya High School Performing Arts Center. More info coming soon! 
  • Posted on Thu Dec 18, 2014
    Today a new adventure in my life begins. I am super happy and excited to be back working for Texas Folklife. With the expert guidance and leadership of Executive Director Cristina Balli, I will be coordinating the Big Squeeze Accordion Throwdown. This statewide contest showcases the talented young accordion players, age 21 and younger, in the beautiful Texas musical traditions of Conjunto, Cajun/...

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