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Chris Thomas King Profile (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-24

Duration: 00:06:23

Subjects: Blues (music) | Tabby's Blues Box (Baton Rouge, La.) | King, Chris Thomas


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Lurker, Will Producer
  • King, Chris Thomas Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Will Lurker’s profile of Chris Thomas King, a blues musician from Baton Rouge. He discusses: his father, Tabby Thomas; growing up around Tabby’s Blues Box; being discovered by folklorists; the Louisiana roots of the blues; incorporating modern musical elements to the blues; his disappointment that the Recording Academy removed his album “Hotel Voodoo” from contention for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and writing his memoir on the history of the blues. Host: Andre Moreau