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2008 Festival Video - Texas

Tom Nall, Cowboy Cook and “Chili Ambassador”


Interview with Tom Nall, Cowboy Cook “Chili Ambassador.” 

 

Quebe Sisters Band Perform “Shame on You”


The Quebe Sisters Band perform “Shame on You.” 

 

Gillette Brothers, Banjo and Bones


The Gillette Brothers perform a traditional song with the banjo and bones. 

 

Texas Program Overview


Narrated by Diana Parker (2008 Festival Director) and Amanda Pike (Texas Program Coordinator). 

 

Jones Family Singers, Gospel Group from Texas


The Jones Family Singers are a gospel group from Texas. Their songs have a “traditional feel with a contemporary flair.”Read More

 

Three Accordionists (Joel Guzman, Ed Poullard, and David Farias), Cajun and Conjunto


Three accordionists (Joel Guzman, Ed Poullard, and David Farias), skilled in a range of taditions including Conjunto and Cajun, jamRead More

 

CJ Chenier, Zydeco Accordionist


CJ Chenier is the son of zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier. CJ pays tribute to his father’s musical prowess but hasRead More

 

Two Fiddle Styles, Mariachi and Western Swing


Violinists from Mariachi Los Arrieros and the Quebe Sisters’ fiddlers demonstrate the difference between the mariachi style and the westernRead More

 

Songwriter and Musician Guy Clark with Bandmate Verlon Thompson


Guy Clark sings “Some Days You Write the Song” with friend and bandmate Verlon Thompson. 

 

Blues Singer and Pianist Marcia Ball Performs “Louella”


Marcia Ball is an American blues singer and pianist, born in Orange, Texas. Her music has been nominated for aRead More