music http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller; Composer Gwyneth Walker http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-louisiana-budget-project-director-jan-moller-composer-gwyneth-walker <p>Louisiana Budget Project Director , Jan Moller, speaks on Louisiana Politics. Moller touches on Governor Bobby Jindal's decline for 16 Billion Dollars from&nbsp; the federal government for Medicaid funding and Jindal's candidacy for president in 2016.&nbsp; Also composer Gwyneth Walker talks about her time in Louisiana. She will be hosting a concert on March 22 at the University Methodist Church at 6:30 PM.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:12:07 +0000 Jim Engster 23968 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Roger Villere, state G.O.P. Chair, & Steven David Beck, Dir. of Music at LSU http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-roger-villere-state-gop-chair-steven-david-beck-dir-music-lsu <p>Jim Engster interviews: Roger Villere, State Chair of the Republican Party, about the President's State of the Union address and Senator David Vitter's run of Governor in 2015, as well as,&nbsp; Steven David Beck, the Director of Music at LSU talks about the Concert Spectacular on Friday night at the LSU Union Theater.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:39:56 +0000 Jim Engster 21842 at http://wrkf.org Café Bard Plays Among Antiques http://wrkf.org/post/caf-bard-plays-among-antiques <p>Garrett McCutchan is a multi-instrumentalist and world traveler. His material is contained in a binder of yellowed, coffee-stained pages. And it's the music in the background at one of Baton Rouge's hidden lunch spots.</p><p>http://vimeo.com/32424249</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kayla Reed 10352 at http://wrkf.org The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World http://wrkf.org/post/true-story-inside-aaron-nevilles-doo-wop-world At 72, the prince of R&B has reverted to childhood. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397681/aaron-neville">Aaron Neville</a> has a new album called <em>My True Story,</em> and it's a collection of the songs he sang growing up in the projects of New Orleans in the 1950s and '60s, back when doo-wop was king.<p>"I've been into every doo-wop there is," Neville says. "I think I went to the university of doo-wop-ology."<p>Neville got his education from groups like The Drifters, The Clovers and The Flamingos. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:01:00 +0000 editor 5186 at http://wrkf.org The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World Country Singer Sammy Kershaw's Cajun Christmas http://wrkf.org/post/country-singer-sammy-kershaws-cajun-christmas If the sheer variety of holiday music that pops up each winter is any indication, there's no genre that can't handle a little Christmas spirit. This year, Louisiana country singer Sammy Kershaw decided to test that theory with the sounds of the bayou. His new album of Cajun-infused holiday songs is called <em>A Sammy Klaus Christmas</em>.<p>"I'm a country artist — but I'm down here in the southwestern part of Louisiana in Cajun country, and we have blues, jazz, country, French zydeco, Southern rock 'n' roll. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:50:00 +0000 editor 3739 at http://wrkf.org Country Singer Sammy Kershaw's Cajun Christmas Prom Date Brings the Party http://wrkf.org/post/prom-date-brings-party <p class="BodyCopy">When the members of the band Prom Date were in college at LSU and Tulane, practices were social events. Their songs were as sprawling as their roster of musicians. The group is tighter now that the five permanent members are hoping to be able to quit their day jobs. But with their highly danceable beats, the band is still bringing the party.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Prom Date recently stuffed into the studio to talk with WRKF's Amy Jeffries.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2154 at http://wrkf.org Prom Date Brings the Party