Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1996-02-14
Subjects: Doucet, Michael | Music | Cajun music | Fiddlers | Beausoleil (Musical group) | Grateful Dead (Musical group) | Richards, Keith, 1943- | INAUGURATIONS | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Clinton, Bill, 1946-
- Weill, Gus Host
- Fowler, Ken Producer
- Doucet, Michael Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from February 14, 1996, features an interview with Michael Doucet conducted by Gus Weill. Doucet, a native of Scott, is the lead vocalist and fiddler for the Cajun band BeauSoleil. He discusses: the importance of music in bringing the family together in the Cajun culture; Garrison Keillor and public radio; opening for the Grateful Dead; his friendship with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones; his study of folk music at LSU; studying music in France; grants to trace musicians; Canadian music; his feelings on his Grammy nominations; his family; playing at the inaugurations of President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton; and his hopes for the future. The interview also includes a short fiddle performance.