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Doug Kershaw (1982)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-12-17

Duration: 00:25:32

Subjects: KERSHAW, DOUG | Music | Cajun music | Fiddlers | Singers


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Kershaw, Doug Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from December 17, 1982, features an interview with Doug Kershaw conducted by Gus Weill. Kershaw, a native of Cameron Parish, is a famous Cajun singer and fiddler. He discusses: his early childhood; learning English at age 8; playing music in local bars with his mother at a young age; his decision to stay with Cajun music instead of pursuing rock music; his hit song “Louisiana Man”; how success has affected him; and the role of drugs and alcohol in show business.