It is with Heavy Hearts that we report, sad news out of Erath Louisiana. Cajun Music Icon, D.L. Menard famously known for writing “The Back Door” has passed away. Menard was commonly referred to as the “Cajun Hank Williams” his influence on the Cajun Genre will be felt internally. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family.
According to Wikipedia, “Doris Leon” Menard was born in Erath in 1932, started playing guitar at 16, and by 17 he was playing in dance halls across Acadiana.
Not only known for his music: Mr. D. L. was also an accomplished craftsman, and anyone who owns a piece of his furniture can now consider themselves lucky to have a piece of history.
Always making the crowd laugh!
Truly an awesome video.