Accordion Kings and Queens

Big Squeeze Contest Shines Spotlight on Young Texas Accordionists

February 12, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

Texas Folklife’s annual contest seeks young players in the genres of conjunto, zydeco, Cajun, and polka. You’re sure to encounter a few in the halls of any Texas high school: shaggy-haired teens with rock ‘n’ roll dreams, a guitar case or drum sticks in hand. But an accordion? Those might be a little harder to find.

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