Karl has author Ben Sandmel in to discuss his books and life playing, observing and writing about Louisiana Music.
First they talk the Hackberry Ramblers. Ben was their drummer for the last 18 years of the bands existence. Karl and Ben play lots of Hackberrys and other Cajun tunes.
Then they discuss his book Zydeco! and play some Zydeco music.
Ben hangs around to talk with Lolly on the Sugar Shop to discuss his new book, Ernie K-Doe, the Emperor of New Orleans.
Rodriguez radio special, interviews with Gurf Morlix and Lynwood Slim. Additional music by the likes of Todd Rundgren, The Senders, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson project (French, Frithe, Kaiser & Thompson), James Cotton, Billy Bragg. To see the entire playlist, click “episode details”. You’ll also be able to list to the archive of the show from there…