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We are asking for your support in funding the completion of our first ever "Accordion Kings & Queens Live" CD.

More about "Accordion Kings & Queens Live 2012"

For 23 years Texas Folklife has highlighted the accordion in all genres of Texas traditional music at the annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert.  The only festival of its kind, it features a lineup of polka, zydeco, cajun, country, conjunto and Tejano. In June of 2012, engineers from the legendary SugarHill Recording Studios conducted a live recording of this popular show at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX before a crowd of 6,000 accordion music fans. 

The performance was especially historic because of the stellar lineup including Grammy award winners Mingo Saldivar, Los Texmaniacs with Max Baca and David Farias, and Flaco Jimenez. Other performers on the CD include Dora & Her Zydeco Entourage, the Ennis Czech Boys, the 2012 Big Squeeze contest finalists – Peter Anzaldua, Omar Garza, Luis Gonzalez, Michael Ramos - and the reigning 2011 contest champion, Nachito Morales with Los Morales Boyz. The CD will include special bonus tracks of the grand finale jam between Flaco, Mingo, the Texmaniacs, and the newly crowned 2012 Big Squeeze champion Peter Anzaldua. 

Our audiences have been clamoring for a live recording CD of our concert, so we finally get to please them!  You can enjoy this piece of Texas culture and support the project.  Kickstarter funding will cover costs related to the production and release of this CD including printing and packaging.

Enjoy these clips from the upcoming CD!

Rewards will be delivered by June 15 or may be picked up at Accordion Kings & Queens on June 1, 2013.

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At Texas Folklife, we strive to promote the diverse talent of Texas' traditional artists. When releasing a product for the public we enlist the best of the best to produce the material. This means that the timeline can sometimes shift in order to achieve the highest quality in the finished product.

The CD is set to be released at the 24th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens on June 1, 2013; if they can’t make it to the show, our Kickstarter supporters (at the $15 level or higher) will receive a copy in the comfort of their home.

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