Louisiana Rhythms

Louisiana Rhythms is hosted by 3 alternating hosts: Karl Smelker, Eric Mohring, & Maurine McCort. We feature music from Louisiana, especially southwest Louisiana. That means lots of Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop, old and new. We might also sneak in some second line from New Orleans or some blues from Baton Rouge, or who knows what. If it comes outta south Louisiana, then you'll hear it here.

Recent Playlists

4/18/2014 Louisiana Rhythms
4/11/2014 Louisiana Rhythms
4/4/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

Eric, Mick Novak, and David Cummings kick off Louisiana Rhythms contribution to KFAI's Spring Pledge Drive!

3/28/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

Eric did the show on March 28. In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week in Lafayette, LA, we heard some of the featured artists, including Balfa Toujours, Corey “Lil’ Pop” Ledet, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Ray Abshire & Friends, The Revelers. And of course some Balfa Brothers.

3/21/2014 Louisiana Rhythms
3/14/2014 Louisiana Rhythms
3/7/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

Eric featured the music of Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole, who played at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Sunday March 9. There was also a live on-air interview with Cedric on the show.

2/28/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

The February 28 show was a celebration of the life and music of Al Berard, a dear loving man and wonderful, inspiring musician who left us way way too soon.

2/21/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

Karl welcomes Blanche from the Fubar Omniverse to the show. A whole bunch of Swamp Pop happens. Two hours filled with the Swamp Pop – “the sublime to the riciulous”.
Then they put the records away until some time next year. thanks for listening!

2/14/2014 Louisiana Rhythms
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