A Life Playing the Blues: Celebrating Folklife Month in Louisiana With Hardrick Rivers

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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northeast Louisiana History Museum hosted a living Louisiana legend Saturday, Oct. 21 as NSU’s Dr. Shane Rasmussen interviewed Hardrick Rivers before a capacity crowd of friends, family and blues fans about his life as a musician. His talk was combined with performances of several songs. Rivers’ lifetime spent perfecting his craft, willingness to help fellow musicians and the community and generous spirit led to him being named a Folklfe Ambassador for the Louisiana Folklife Commission.

Saturday’s event was part of a statewide celebration of Folklife in Louisiana Month.