Providing the Mortar

A few months ago I had the opportunity to talk to Rick Bragg about his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. You can that read that interview in the Winter 2014 edition of Creative Nonfiction or you can read a PDF of it here.

Piethievery & alchemy

“He’d fallen into the hands of a madwoman here. Someone too long alone who dwelt in a surreal realm where the punishment for piethievery was death by shotgunning and the alchemy by which crushed pies were made whole was commonplace.” – William...

Poems for Fathers

I’ve been debating for weeks whether or not to share this. This could easily be filed under the “Look How Cute My Kid Is” category, which most parents fall victim to — myself included. But I’ve thought about this at the oddest moments...

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to help out Gumbo Radio. Within a month, we not only reached the goal of the crowdsourcing campaign, we surpassed it by over 50%. That’s going to allow me to replace the hardware, beef up the audio quality, and redesign the entire...

Gumbo Radio: phase deux

I’ve started a crowdfunding campaign at indiegogo.com/gumboradio. Let’s raise some funds to get Gumbo Radio’s live broadcast of Louisiana’s music back up and running. Check out the video below for more details.

A sweet spread

Louisiana Cultural Vistas reprinted “The Record Man,” one of the pieces from Angola to Zydeco, in its summer edition. Check it out. It’s a beautiful 10-page spread. And strangely enough, two years ago, LCV published a piece about Louisiana fiddlers...