Home Pix of the Trade Louisiana’s virtual GRAMMY celebration hits the right notes

Louisiana’s tourist trade is promoting the likes of zydeco music, country music, the blues and all that jazz.

State authorities hosted an hour-long Facebook showcase of some of Louisiana’s top musicians Tuesday while touting a new musical trail that links sites that are meaningful to those interested in Louisiana music.

Some musical genres that are popular in Louisiana — such as zydeco and jazz — actually originated in the state.

“Louisiana musicians, like these here, have made an incredible impact over the centuries and left a legacy not only across the country but around the world,” Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said during the event, dubbed a Louisiana GRAMMY Celebration.
Nungesser said the new musical trail provides both educational and musical experiences for visitors.

Viewers were earlier told by Michael Sticka, president of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum, that Louisiana has created “unique musical styles… Louisiana proves time and again to have some of the most fertile ground for musical development of all genres.”

Many Grammy winning musicians have come from the state, he noted.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on travel but Nungesser said his jurisdiction is looking forward to welcoming tourists back.

“When you’re ready to travel we’ll be here with all these great performances,” he said. “The music of Louisiana is one of a kind and we can’t wait to open our doors back up to the world to celebrate these musicians in person,” he said.

To view the session, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mqzh593bKg.