From backwoods bars and small-town dives to swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns, Louisiana Saturday Night offers an anecdotal history and experiential guidebook to some of the Gumbo State’s most unique blues, Cajun, and zydeco clubs.
Alex V. Cook, author of Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls, has written for the Oxford American, the Believer, the Wire, and DownBeat, among other publications.
Advance Praise for Louisiana Saturday Night
“Combining his prodigious knowledge of America’s indigenous music forms with a finely tuned nose for what’s real, Alex has written a terrifically informative, highly entertaining, compulsively readable guide to discovering the high notes in Louisiana’s musical landscape, wherever they may be. So whether you are inspired to get in the car at five next Saturday morning or simply to live vicariously through the power of Alex’s prose, read Louisiana Saturday Night. It'll make you glad to know this place.”—James Fox-Smith, editor of Country Roads magazine
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