Todd Mouton’s new book Way Down in Louisiana is all about Clifton Chenier and the musical universe in which he shines so very brightly.  About half the book is about Chenier and half about other musicians: Sonny Landreth, Michael Doucet, Steve Riley, and Zachary Richard.  Zachary Richard’s new children’s book is The Legend of Lil Red.  It’s an enchanting picaresque story rather like the Brementown Musicians or the Wizard of Oz.  This video starts with Mouton talking about his book, then moving to Richard, who got the entire packed house at the Louisiana Music Factory to sing with him.

 

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