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Bon anniversaire D. L. Menard!

Saturday, 14 April, 2012

Doris Leon “D. L.” Menard was born on 14 April 1932 in Erath, Louisiana. He started playing guitar at 16 and Hank Williams, whom he once met, became a huge influence on his music. Menard modeled La Porte En Arrière (“The Back Door”) on Williams’ Honky Tonk Blues, and it has been covered by dozens of Cajun bands and by artists such as Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Backed here by L’Angélus, Menard performs his most famous song in his native Erath. Bon anniversaire!


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