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Luke Thompson Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-20

Duration: 00:08:06

Subjects: Bluegrass music | Musical instrument makers


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Thompson, Luke Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Luke Thompson of Baton Rouge, a bluegrass musician and instrument maker. He discusses the elements of bluegrass music, his music career, and his work in making musical instruments. This segment also includes highlights from Thompson and his band performing at the Louisiana Folklike Festival, as well as footage of Thompson making a mandolin in his workshop.