Rockabilly Musician Al Ferrier (1985)
Place Covered: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1985-11-3
Subjects: Ferrier, Al, 1935-2015 | Rockabilly music | Country music | Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977
- Hinton, Rob Host
- Ferrier, Al Interviewee
This segment from the November 3, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s profile of Al Ferrier, a rockabilly musician from Natchitoches, Louisiana. He discusses: the rockabilly style; his success in Europe; being inspired by Hank Williams, Sr.; his album, “Country with Sax”; playing at the Louisiana Hayride; and his regret at not giving Elvis Presley permission to record “Let’s Go Boppin’ Tonight.” This segment also includes footage of Ferrier performing at the Southern Comfort Lounge in Natchitoches Parish.