Road-Tested Songs & Stories


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photo: Kevin Dooley/Flickr

photo: Kevin Dooley/Flickr

Road-tested Songs & Stories

 

 

The Wide Open Road is a Cultural Icon

But Wait Until You Hear the Stories These Folks Tell

 

 
This week, Music Inside Out features Louisiana musicians telling stories of their experiences around the world.

Alex McMurray, Shannon Powell, the Pfister Sisters and Luke Winslow King couldn’t sound more different on stage. But they’re all road-tested, having talked, played, sung or cooked their way out of tight spots in Nashville, Germany, Greece and Japan.
 
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Jon Cleary was born and raised in Britain, but didn’t find the right groove until he reached New Orleans. His experience adds a whole new layer to the concept of “Home and Away.”

So count up your frequent flyer miles and take off with host, Gwen Thompkins. She’ll let you have the aisle seat.
 

 

 

 

Lagniappe

 
Alex McMurray leads the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus in a sea shanty sing-a-long to “Blow the Man Down” at Chaz Fest 2007 in New Orleans.
 

 

 

 

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Shannon Powell
The Pfister Sisters
Alex McMurray
Luke Winslow-King
Jon Cleary
 

 

 

Cover photo

"Another Road Through An Endless Valley" by Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs on Flickr

“Another Road Through An Endless Valley” by Trey Ratcliff / Stuck in Customs on Flickr