Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2008
This couple was one of the few adults willing to try some Texas swing dancing on the dance floor in the Texas Dance Hall tent. The lady who had to be in her middle seventies danced with all the willing old guys. Her t-shirt said Oklahoma but the Texas band let her dance. In fact, they dedicated a number to her.
This black folk group was from Austin, Texas and was called Le Amis Creole and as the name implies they sang in French songs that you would more expect to hear in Louisiana than Texas. But I guess music travels and knows no borders. The gentleman in the middle with the little squeezebox could really sing and hit the high notes.