Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr.

Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr.

Rockin’ Dopsie (pronounced Doop-see), Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters are the greatest living practitioners of the genre. Dopsie, Jr. presents Zydeco with the conviction and authenticity of its rich heritage. His earliest musical memories are of his father’s accordion playing. Dopsie, Jr. was given a basic accordion by his father at the age of nine. He taught himself to play, as had his father, by listening to and playing along with the radio. Click Here for Rockin’s Website

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  • In our first hour of the 2012 French Quarter Festival broadcast we will celebrate our 5th anniversary of LIVE broadcasts from New Orleans by sharing sound bites from the previous years. You'll recognize prior guests and the comedy relief they offered on past shows; guests like Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and Chef Duke "Big Sexy" Locicero of Cafe Giovanni.  We'll also have new friends from the art and film community join us like Katie Williams with the New Orleans Film Office and Grace Wilson from the New Orleans Museum of Art.   We will welcome back French Quarter Festival Executive Director, Marci Schramm and our own Kelly Schulz from New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. French Quarter Festival was first produced in 1984 as a way to bring residents back to the Quarter; following the World’s Fair and extensive sidewalk repairs in the French Quarter. More than 1,500 community volunteers help to [...]

  • World Footprints Radio continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by HBO. Then we’ll be rockin’ with the “Mick Jagger of the Marsh” and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. Plus Patty Gay from the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center and jazz great Jeremy Davenport. Jeremy Davenport is a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer.  French Quarter Festival is a free, annual music festival held in early April, located in the historic French Quarter of New [...]

  • Enjoy travel melodies with three extraordinary musicians as we hear about their personal and cultural journeys.  Also learn what Rio de Janeiro is doing to prepare for the Summer Olympics. First, singer/actress/author Gloria Loring joins World Footprints to talk about her music collaboration with son, R&B artist Robin Thicke, travel and her book, "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous".  Gloria also dishes on her life past life as Liz Chandler on daytime's Days of our Lives. Jazz artist Rene Marie credits many women, including Eartha Kitt, for her life's direction and musical influences.  After her abusive husband of 23 years gave her an ultimatum to quit singing or leave--she chose to leave and begin her professional music career at the age of 42.  Rene reflects on her own life journey and how travel; in particular a trip to Germany, helped her acknowledge humanity's common bonds. According to Rockin' Dopsie, [...]