The Big Squeeze @ KUTX 4.20.15

The Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Accordion Competition will be held for the ninth time this upcoming weekend.

Showcasing young talent from across the state of Texas, players taking part in this final competition will be in the running for three grand prizes in the traditions of polka, zydeco, and conjunto. Following the event there will also be a free concert featuring some of the state’s best accordion players, including Conjunto accordionist Eva Ibarra amd Cajun accordionist Charles Thibodeaux, as well as 2014’s Big Squeeze Champions Aaron Salinas, Garrett Neubauer, and Randall Jackson III.

You can attend the Big Squeeze Accordion Competition and Concert at the Bob Bullock Museum‘s Lone Star Plaza on April 25th and you can stream a live set featuring Charles Thibodeaux on accordion, Peter Schwarz on fiddle, and Steve Doerr on guitar below.

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