Touchet Family Interview

Marc and I wandered into Smiley’s Club in Erath, Louisiana, one Sunday afternoon to hear some music and cool off from the blazing summer day. In that dark bar was a wonderful elderly family band, The Touchet Family. There was even a woman singer, Eva Touchet, whose voice I loved. She played bass in the band. I asked them if I could come interview them. I went to a house in New Iberia attached to a little store, the family business.
They told a story of the Cajuns who worked in the swamps and waterways, a very different life from the prairie Cajuns. Eva will be appearing in Volume 3 of my books, the book on women.

– Ann Savoy

  • Sullivan Aguillard, 1986 00:00
Interviewee: Touchet Family Band
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: July 14, 1988
Location: Home of Willis Touchet
Language: French / français

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