Cedric Watson

Cedric Watson on LPB's Art Rocks

LPB's Senior Producer Dorothy Kendrick wrote this guest blog post about featuring Cedric Watson on Art Rocks:

Louisiana has an abundance of talented artists and it can be very challenging deciding whom to feature on Art Rocks. When one of my colleagues suggested we do a profile on Cedric Watson, a Lafayette musician with four Grammy nominations, I was unfamiliar with the name—perhaps because I am of another generation.  But when I heard him perform, recognized his accomplishments, and saw his commitment to preserving traditional Creole music; I knew I had to tell Cedric’s story.

What a treat when we finally found the opportunity to sit down for an interview! Cedric has a vibrant personality, very open and refreshingly honest. From the few hours I got to spend with Cedric, I feel Louisiana is very fortunate to have him represent us in the music world, not only because of his talent but because of his overall disposition. What an ambassador for Creole music!

Watch the full episode of Art Rocks on the LPB website.