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.
It was another great Fuzzy’s Country Corner with Musician, Songwriter, and Guitarist Freddie Pate yesterday and just in case you missed this great interview we have it for you again by clicking the video below. Huge thank you to all of our great sponsors and all who continue to celebrate the love of Louisiana music by listening to this station. Tune in every Thursday at 5pm by downloading the app today. Search on Google Play and I-Tunes for Radio Louisiana and start listening!
We just wanted to tell you about a hot new show that we are about to air starting tomorrow afternoon at 5pm called “Fuzzy’s Country Corner.” Tomorrow is the debut show with Country singer Blaine Roy and we are excited for you to hear what we have been spinning at Radio Louisiana. Feel free to download the Radio Lousiana APP by clicking here. Or feel free to search for the APP on Google Play or I-Tunes by typing in Radio Louisiana.
Today we uploaded some great Louisiana music to Radio Louisiana. It is vital to us to continue to play music from the past as well as the present. Culture means a lot in this great state, and we want to preserve all of the great genres that we are able. So from Louie Armstrong to Louie Prima…and from Percy Sledge all the way to Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns. There are so many greats from Louisiana that you just have to pay attention! So If you have a request, please reach out to us anytime at email@example.com anytime day or night. If you are a band, please feel free to send us a single or a link to the Facebook page or our address to Radio Louisiana, 110 Travis Street, Lafayette, LA in the heart of The Oil Center.
Among the music in today’s server upload are Percy Sledge, Pete Fountain, Tracks from the new Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajun’s New CD – Comin In Hot, Courtney Granger’s New Amazing CD – Beneath Still Waters, Soul Creole, Rufus Jagneaux, Geno Delafosse and French Rockin Boogie, G.G. Shinn, The Frazzling Derelicts, Drew Zaunbrecher, Dr. John, Cookie & His Cupcakes, LeRoy Thomas, Clarence Frogman Henry, The Babineaux Sisters, Aaron Neville, The Meters, Richard Lebouef, Glenn Dale Fontenot, and The Nik L Beer Band. We also want to thank all of our station supporters for Radio Louisiana as well as one major sponsor Julien’s Po-Boys located in Lafayette, LA and Broussard, LA.
Today we were able to speak with one of the owners of The Headquarters Salon Nonnie Berard originally from Breaux Bridge, LA. The Headquarters Salon is a full service salon located on 213 Guilbeau Rd. in Lafayette, LA. The business is currently celebrating it’s second year. From outside… it looks like a regular business in Acadiana…but when you walk inside you are transformed into a business with many memories of Live Music and it’s shows. The salon is decorated heavily with guitars, a piano, old classic albums from many genres, and many things that will make you comfortable to relax and give your style a little more Rockin’ look. The salon also has a full time massage therapist Susan Stewart and she is currently running a Swedish Relaxation Massage for an hour for $60.
There are many varieties of styles that the stores owners Nonnie Berard and Krystin Dupuis Avant could have designed around, but after growing up with Live Music in the Acadiana area… with family and friends as musicians… the theme is here to stay! Thank you for supporting music in general in Acadiana and reminding us that creative expression is another great part of Louisiana and it’s people!
To hear the entire interview today on RadioLouisiana.com click the link below and thank you for listening!