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Musician Kenny Neal Profile (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-05-19

Duration: 00:14:32

Subjects: Neal, Kenny | Blues (music) | Music | Neal, Raful, 1936- | Lazy Lester


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Neal, Kenny Interviewee
  • Lazy Lester Interviewee


This segment from the May 19, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of blues musician Kenny Neal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his father, Raful Neal; growing up in the Baton Rouge blues scene; the swamp blues style; writing his own music; touring around the world; and his decision to move back to Baton Rouge. This segment also includes highlights of Neal performing with blues legend Lazy Lester. Neal and Lester also talk about Lester’s early career. Host: James Fox-Smith