About Doug Kershaw
Showtime: 7pm | Doors Open: 6pm
Prices: Tickets Only - $39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $57.95
This Concert will be held at the Blue Gate Music Hall
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If any one Cajun musician could called a rock & roll star, it's Doug Kershaw. Along with his brother Rusty, he began playing an invigorating hybrid of Cajun and rockabilly, cutting a series of singles in the late '50s that culminated with "Louisiana Man," a Top Ten hit in 1961. The brothers parted ways not long afterward, and Doug Kershaw became a Louisiana music legend by sitting in with rockers and country artists alike, while recording a series of albums for Warner Bros. Records in the 1970s. Kershaw eventually retreated from the crossover spotlight but he remained a fixture in Louisiana music into the 21st century, performing regularly and recording on occasion.
Born in Tiel Ridge, an unincorporated community in Louisiana's Cameron Parish, Doug Kershaw was raised in a Cajun household headed by an alligator hunter. At home, the family spoke French, so Kershaw didn't learn English until he was eight, three years after he taught himself how to play fiddle.