AUDIO: Terrance Simien Discusses “Southern Nights” Bill
As we reported on Thursday, Rep. Vincent Pierre's (D-Lafayette) proposal to make the Allen Toussaint song "Southern Nights" Louisiana's cultural anthem is headed to the full House. The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved that bill.
Grammy-winning Zydeco musician Terrance Simien testified in favor of that bill during the committee hearing. He joined Bernie and Ian on Friday to discuss why the bill is important, why the song is representative of Louisiana's culture, and why Louisiana music of all kinds resonates with people across the United States and across the world.