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Sonny Landreth

Every spring, Sonny Landreth, master of the slide guitar and co-composer of the classic “Congo Square,” plays his annual marathon of South Louisiana festival and club gigs. Landreth’s evocative hybrid […]

Ten Years Gone: Lafayette’s Brass Bed courts national attention

The Secret Will Keep You, the third album from Lafayette psychedelic-pop band Brass Bed, inspired national acclaim in 2013. NPR, The New Yorker, Spin, Paste, VICE, Mother Jones and more […]

Obituary: David Egan

Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge, Johnny Adams, Joe Cocker, Etta James, John Mayall, Solomon Burke, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, Tab Benoit, Marc Broussard, Trout Fishing In America: They […]

Five Questions with Joe Lauro, producer-director of The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll

American Masters is presenting the broadcast premiere of your Fats Domino documentary on February 26, his 88th birthday. Why is the PBS series a good spot for The Big Beat? […]

Five Questions with Phil Collen, guitarist for Def Leppard

Def Leppard released its latest album in October. It’s the band’s first album in seven years. What was the studio atmosphere like during the recording sessions at lead singer Joe […]

Book Excerpt: Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues

After working hard for many years, Jon Wirt has finished writing the biography Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. It is published by LSU Press. In this excerpt, […]