From Our Member Center for Louisiana Studies
Housed in the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, the Louisiana Folk Masters™ series spotlights individuals from around the state who represent Louisiana’s diverse folk cultures. While initially focused on the CD series, the project’s larger goal is a portfolio of humanities content. For more information please visit The Center for Cultural & Eco-Tourism.

From Our Member Ray Abshire
Ray Abshire is one of Cajun Music’s purist accordionists and vocalists and a living link to its very roots. A member of one of Louisiana’s legendary musical families, Ray grew up surrounded by Cajun Music’s pioneer artists. He has performed with most all of the old masters whose recordings now form the texts for students of today. For more information please visit

From Our Member American Routes Radio
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. For more information please visit