Heroes of Louisiana Music at the Mint tonight, 7/17

Margaret Lewis is a legend of Louisiana music. She is known as the Queen of Rockabilly and Country Soul. Her claim to fame began as a member of the famed Louisiana Hayride cast of radio players.

She appears in a program sponsored by the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation beginning at 6 PM. She will be interviewed as well. The Old U.S. Mint is in the French Quarter at the foot of Esplanade Avenue.

After her tenure with the legendary Shreveport radio program that featured Elvis Presley and other music icons, she wrote hundreds of songs for artists such as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Even casual fans of New Orleans music are familiar with at least one of her tunes. She wrote Johnny Adams’ hit, “Reconsider Me,” which went to number one on the R&B chart and was a number one country hit as well.

Lewis has also been involved in the business side of the music business. She is a producer and music publisher. She has received numerous awards over her 35 years in the music industry.

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