Texas Style

Directed by Alan Govenar and Pacho Lane


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Details: Texas Style 1985, 28 minutes, color, Producer: Documentary Arts, Inc., Directors: Alan Govenar and Pacho Lane

Texas Style is an intimate look at rural Texas culture and the traditional fiddle music played on its back roads. With spirited rhythms and guitar accompaniment, Texas fiddling is a crowd pleaser that has influenced western swing and folk music across the country. "Texas Style" brings you to the Homecoming, Rodeo, Reunion and Fiddling Contest in Gustine, Texas, where there are armadillo races, tobacco-spitting and frog hopping contests, cow chip throwing and young and old comparing their hog calling skills. Inside a canvas tent, some of Texas' most remarkable fiddlers compete to the foot-stomping delight of their audience.