Music Inside Out

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins is a weekly, one-hour radio broadcast featuring the people of Louisiana who’ve devoted their lives to America’s music. What makes their music so varied and satisfying is the influence of other cultures — an ongoing dialogue with the rest of the United States and the world.

The interview series from Gwen Thompkins and the producers of Music Inside Out explores Louisiana music-makers. The series debut in 2012 featured Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, David Simon, the Zion Harmonizers and Shannon Powell.


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2 Pieces

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Caption: Ellis Marsalis, Credit: Snug Harbor
Ellis Marsalis joins Gwen Thompkins for a wide-ranging talk about his life in music - from modern jazz pianist, to jazz educator, to father of four...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 51:58
Caption: Bill Malone, Credit: Narayan Mahon
Country music historian Bill Malone writes about Southern life with the immediacy of someone who’s lived it. The authoritative voice in Ken Burns’...

  • Added: May 17, 2020
  • Length: 51:59