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Music Producer Jeff Roedel talks about the art spawned by the flood of 2016, including his song "Fight the Flood."


Phillip Manuel talks about his upcoming appearance on stage at LSU on Thursday night. Manuel is a New Orleans legend.

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The band Jetlagger has been together for a little over a year and members Jonathan Loubiere (guitar), Johnny McAndrew (guitar), Ryan Roullard (bass), and Josh Nee (drums) say they fit right in with the mix of other local Baton Rouge bands in the area. In fact, for them it's not a competition; they just want to make music.

Travis Lux

Local band The Rakers recently dropped by the WRKF studios where they spoke with Travis Lux about their sound, their origins, and the joys of being in a rock band.

They kindly played a few tunes, too. You'll hear bits from three original songs: "John the Baptist," "Bunch of Cans," and "There is a Snake!"

Baton Rouge Bands Take on Tiny Desk

Feb 12, 2015

While Oakland, California-based musician Fantastic Negrito has been declared winner of NPR's Tiny Desk contest, we wanted to take a moment to shine a light on all of the entries that came out of the Baton Rouge area.

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One local musician is looking to revive the spirit of Tabby Thomas’ Blues Box in Baton Rouge. Henry Turner Jr.is a Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk musician. He has been touring with his band for the last two decades. But, Tabby’s Blues Box used to be the only place in town where he could play.

Dr. Jeffrey Keller, with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, talks about Alzheimers and dementia research.

Local blues music producer and aficionado Johnny Pallazzotto on the upcoming Slim Harpo Music Awards

Author Marcus Cox on his book, "Segregated Soldiers"