The Big Squeeze Accordion Showdown
March 27, 2015
Texas Folklife held its ninth annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming Texas musicians, 21 years of age or younger. Hosted by the Conjunto Heritage Taller at Gallista Gallery, the contest is one of the ways in which Texas Folklife carries out its mission to preserve and promote Texas’s diverse cultural heritage. The contest recruits players in all genres of the Lone Star State’s accordion-based music, including German, Czech, and Polish polka; Creole, Cajun, and zydeco; and conjunto, norteño, and Tejano.