Today I played mostly music from Louisiana, for my sister Lorraine, listening in North Carolina. I played tunes by Louis Armstrong, Dr John, Fats Domino, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Donald Harrison and the Spirit of Congo Square, Norah Jones, Cab Calloway, and more.
Today, we included a tribute set to the late Ramona Jones, who passed away November 17th at age 91. She was the widow of Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones and a talented multi-instrumental entertainer in her own right. After Mr. Jones' death in 1998, she remained musically active and was very popular in the bluegrass community. We also saluted Country Music Hall Of Famer Jean Shepard who celebrated a birthday and marked 60 years on the Grand Ole Opry.