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Zachary Richard (2000)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana, Canada

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-09-15

Duration: 00:25:23

Subjects: RICHARD, ZACHARY | Cajun music | Cajun French dialect | Arts | Poetry


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Richard, Zachary Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 15, 2000, features an interview with Zachary Richard conducted by Gus Weill. Richard, a native of Scott, is a Cajun musician and poet. He discusses: his parents nurturing his artistic tendencies; receiving a legislative scholarship to attend Tulane University; his studies at Tulane; his decision to pursue music; his move to New York; his first record deal; the French element to his music; his first time in Canada; his life in Canada now; his time on the road; and his poetry. He also performs two songs on the guitar.