D.L. Menard Interview

The late Cajun musician D.L. Menard’s biggest hit was “La Porte En Arrière” (“The Back Door”) which he wrote. He was often called “the Cajun Hank Williams”.

In this interview from around 1988, Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling, and Les Blank talk to D.L. about his first guitar, Cajun music, meeting Hank Williams, world travel, song writing, and making chairs.

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Interviewee: Doris Leon (D.L.) Menard
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling, Les Blank
Date: 1988
Location: Louisiana
Language: English

This interview was originally conducted for the documentary Jai été au bal, a film by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz and Maureen Gosling. All rights reserved by Brazos Films. Please do not use anything from this website without permission.