Lil Buck Sinegal, a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer, started playing as a kid in Lafayette on a Harmony box guitar before his father, a cement finisher, bought him an electric guitar -- paid for in installments of $10 a week.
Buck played in zydeco legend Clifton Chenier's band for 17 years, and he says it was Chenier who taught him the blues.
Lil Buck Sinegal plays on the Swamp Blues Stage at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Blues Festival in downtown Baton Rouge. He talks with WRKF's Amy Jeffries, Back Stage at Blues Fest, at 2:30 p.m.
A full line-up and more details on the Baton Rouge Blues Festival are at www.batonrougebluesfestival.org.