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Blues Musician Kenny Neal (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-05-8

Duration: 00:11:42

Subjects: Neal, Kenny | Blues (music)


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Neal, Kenny Interviewee


This segment from the May 8, 1988, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Kenny Neal, a blues musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his early interest in music; playing music with his dad’s band; his decision to start his own band; the blues; the importance of carrying on the blues tradition; his relationship with the audience during his shows; his family; his future plans; the inspiration for his lyrics; and his growth as a songwriter.