Interview date: 7.06.11
Kermit Ruffins, popular and well-known New Orleans Jazz musician, takes a few minutes to fill us in on what is going on in his busy world. Sitting on the corner of St. Bernard and St. Claude Avenues outside of his bar, Sydney's, Kermit shares his secret for success and offers advice to young musicians. Kermit talks about Jazz music and explains what is involved in learning how to create this unique New Orleans sound. He discusses his involvement with the HBO series,TREME, and shares a story about what he does when he is on the set of the show. He gives us an update on the progress he is making with re-opening the Mother-in-Law Lounge, Ernie K-Doe's unique nightclub on North Claiborne Avenue. Kermit also gives us some interesting insights into the world of music in New Orleans.
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