Canray Fontenot
photo by Chris Strachwitz © Arhoolie Foundation

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Canray Fontenot Interview

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"...We played for white people...I still think about that...You go play dances, you could get in the front, or anywhere. The next day you wanted to buy a drink, you had to go in the back, if you was black."

"Now a days I can't understand that them accordion players, they got a whole band and they don't sound better then when Amédé and my daddy would play by themselves ..."

Interviewed by: Chris Strachwitz
Location: Welsh, Louisiana
Language: English

This is an unedited interview originally recorded for research purposes. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission. info@arhoolie.org

Canray Fontenot
photo by Chris Strachwitz
© Arhoolie Foundation

Canray Fontenot at work
photo by Chris Strachwitz
© Arhoolie Foundation

Canray Fontenot aay Rice Bag

Canray Fontenot Day Rice Bag

Canray Fontenot Poster

Canray Fontenot
photo by Chris Strachwitz
© Arhoolie Foundation

Canray Fontenot, Freeman Fontenot, Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin 
photo by Chris Strachwitz
© Arhoolie Foundation

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