Harry Connick Jr’s New Film About Louisiana Music
I LOVE Harry Connick, Jr! He’s a great representative of Louisiana, and our wonderful musical heritage. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is making Louisiana music the star attraction in 2013, and a made-for-television film narrated and produced by Harry Connick Jr. is ending the state’s bicentennial celebration and kicking off a yearlong focus on the state’s music.
“Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music,’’ will premiere at 7 p.m. Sunday on LPB, and I can’t wait to see it! The film covers Louisiana’s broad musical canvas — jazz,zydeco, country, Cajun, gospel, rock and country — but the film highlights the profound differences in each genre by having each musician tackle the same song, “You Are My Sunshine.’’. Pretty awesome.