2013-08-01 / Community News

Texas Folklife and Antone’s Presents CD Release Party

Texas Folklife announces the release party for “Accordion Kings & Queens Live!” CD on Sunday, August 4th at Antone’s Night Club in Austin. The evening will feature Grammy award-winning Los Texmaniacs and state-wide up and coming accordion champions, Los Morales Boyz will open the show.

This action-packed 14 track CD captures the energy and excitement of Texas Folklife’s annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert in Houston, TX. The disc includes Grammy Award winners Los Texmaniacs, Flaco Jimenez, and Mingo Saldivar, as well as Houston zydeco queen Dora & Her Zydeco Entourage, and polka stars The Ennis Czech Boys. The Big Squeeze accordion contestants are also featured, including 2011 winner Nachito Morales and Michael Ramos, who was just crowned Big Squeeze champion this year. Both Morales and Ramos will perform August 4 in their conjunto band, Los Morales Boyz from Dallas.

Accordion Kings and Queens is a cornerstone program of Texas Folklife which features accordionbased Texas traditional music – conjunto, Tejano, Norteño, Cajun, zydeco, polka, and country western. Each year 6,000 accordion-loving music fans gather at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston the first Saturday of June to enjoy the best sampling of this Texas music. The historic SugarHill Recording Studios captured the magic of the performance by recording onsite at the 23rd annual show in 2012. Their awardwinning engineers went on to mix and master our Accordion Kings & Queens Live! CD.

Doors open at 6 PM and show starts at 7 PM. Cover charge is $7.00 or $5.00 for Texas Folklife members. Pre-sale tickets available at www.antonesnightclub.com. All ages are welcome! CDs will be for sale and bands will be available for autographs.

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