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Julieann Banks, singer-songwriter from Shreveport, with her friend Patterson Barrett at Renzi Center

Music Memory from Julieann Banks

Julieann Banks is an Americana artists from Shreveport, Louisiana. A wonderful singer-songwriter with a big soulful voice, Julieann has been playing music most of her life, and has performed extensively in the Austin, Texas area as well as Louisiana. Julieann had a childhood rich with musical and cultural experiences. Her parents were supportive of the […]

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Anthony Dopsie of the Zydeco Twisters. Photo by Sally Asher

Music Memory from Anthony Dopsie

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear from Anthony Dopsie, accordion player with Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters. Anthony explains his role in the band (“I put the choo choo to the boogaloo!“) and he shares a childhood memory about growing up in a musical family. The Dopsies are Louisiana royalty—Anthony’s father was Rockin’ Dopsie, […]

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David Rosser on guitar. Photo by Sally Asher

Guitarist David Rosser shares some early childhood musical memories

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from David Rosser, a talented guitarist and multi instrumentalist who lives in New Orleans. Dave shares about how his big brother was one of his greatest musical influences—and how they bonded and he learned from listening to records—especially the Beatles! Dave has toured the […]

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Cynthia Girtley

Music Memory from Cynthia Girtley

Cynthia Girtley is a well-known gospel singer and music minister in New Orleans. Raised in a family with strong spiritual beliefs and church traditions, Cynthia started singing at age three and joined her church’s gospel choir when she was four. In this music memory, Cynthia talks about how it was that she came to be […]

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Annie Hardy Calais of Cecilia, La.

Storytime: Childhood in 1920s Cajun country

Storytime: Childhood in 1920s Cajun Country Vignettes from Annie Hardy Calais “My name is Annie Hardy Calais. I was born on July 26, 1927… The year of the great flood, the same day as St. Ann, that is the day of her feast.” So begins this lovely memoir of Annie Hardy Calais, who shares many […]

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Music Memory from Tommy Sancton

In this episode of Confetti Park, Tommy Sancton shares one of his earliest music memories from Preservation Hall, a musical venue in the French Quarter founded in 1961 to protect, preserve, and perpetuate traditional New Orleans jazz. There, Tommy heard the sound that would guide the course of his life. Tommy Sancton has had an illustrious career […]

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Music Memory from Jason Rhein

Jason Rhein is the bassist in New Orleans’ acclaimed rock band Rotary Downs, as well as singer-songwriter in the brother-sister children’s group Jason & Layla. Jason is also the owner of Elephant Quilt production studio and a partner at Marigny Recording Studio. Through these entities, Jason has had a major impact on the contemporary sound […]

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