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Martin Accordions in Lafayette (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 30.2423316, -92.0671137

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-09

Duration: 00:06:20

Subjects: Martin Accordions | Cajun music | Business


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Martin, Junior Interviewee
  • Huval, Pennye Interviewee
  • White, Larry Interviewee
  • Marceaux, Brian Interviewee
  • Martin, Joel Interviewee


This segment from the December 9, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Martin Accordions in Lafayette, Louisiana. He visits with the father-daughter team of Junior Martin and Pennye Huval, who discuss their love of building and repairing accordions and playing Cajun music. He also interviews customers Larry White and Brian Marceaux, as well Martin’s grandson, Joel Martin. This story also includes footage of Junior, Pennye, and Joel performing Cajun music at the store for a visiting tour group.