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Rockin' Around Louisiana

This program focuses on the history of music in Louisiana, and the special cultural significance that music plays in our daily lives here. A wide range of songs is employed, from jazz to blues to rock and roll and rhythm and blues, in order for the students to learn about the variety of styles and personalities involved in Louisiana music. Also, participation is once again encouraged, as the artist brings with him a number of different percussion instruments for the children to play along with. This gives the students hands-on experience in music, a necessity for understanding the physical aspects of music that are particular to its performance and understanding.


Dave James


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Technical Needs

There are no technical needs necessary for this performance offering

Study Guide

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About Dave James

Dave James is a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter, and educator who has been working with Young Audiences for the past four years.  He has been working in music for over 20 years, both in Florida, and in Louisiana for the past 15 years. He is proficient in many styles, including jazz, blues, country, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues.  He also has performed with a number of different bands across Louisiana, and participated in many festivals.

Dave has performed with Gal Holiday, Amanda Shaw and many others, as well as performing at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival many times. He has recorded over 20 different CDs, with credits including Irene Sage, The Fessters and Gal Holiday. As a member of Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, he won the best of the beat award in 2009 and 2010 for both best country band and best country album.

Dave has also taught music and guitar for the past 15 years, mostly to young children.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


Character Development
Language and Arts
Louisiana Culture

Art Genre/s



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