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Behind the Blues

A series of conversations with blues musicians about their perspective and approach to the blues. On the stage, it's all about the music and the performance. These interviews, held during the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, provide an opportunity to learn a little more about these musicians , where they come from, and why they do what they do.

This show is produced in collaboration with the Baton Rouge Blues Festival and with production support from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Latest Episodes
  • Musician and author, Alex Cook, talks with soul singer and songwriter, Erica Falls, about her career, her influences, and her album HomeGrown. (2018 interview)
  • Former board member of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, Brian Green, talks with Lil Jimmy Reed about his early experience with music and performing around the world. (2017 interview)
  • WBRH's Rob Rayer reminisces with members of The Neal Family about their late father, Raful Neal, and other great bluesmen. (2016 interview)
  • WWOZ's DJ Swamp Boogie (Dale Gunnoe) talks with Elizabeth King about gospel music and being rediscovered after fifty years. (2023 interview)
  • WRKF's Karen Henderson speaks with Grammy Award Winning, Chubby Carrier, on his love for Zydeco music and his dream to introduce it to the world. (2016 interview)
  • Former President of Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, Clark Gernon, talks with Smokehouse Porter & Miss Mamie about the gut bucket blues and fish frys. (2016 interview).