Interview with Brian Marshall, Humble, Texas

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Brian Marshall
Brian Marshall (Humble, Texas)

Brian Marshall is considered one of the keepers of the unique Texas Polish fiddle tradition. Performers like Brian Marshall have been responsible for a recent revitalization of the rich tradition of Polish fiddling from Texas that declined into obscurity until recent years. In the nineteenth century, Polish bands used fiddles to create a distinctly Texan sound. Brian and His Tex-Slavik Playboys bring back the old Polish Texan sound. A Houston native with Bremond roots, Marshall has a fiddle style redolent of the Old Country while containing elements of Western swing as well. Brian and his band have recorded several CDs including Texas Kapela and Texas Lowlands.

Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 09/14/2020.
Raquel Paraíso
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Humble, Texas
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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