May 2013

Fan Mail

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"Today you preformed for the Pre-K and Kindergarten children at A.C. Alexander Elementary school, and I have to say you were amazing! The kids absolutely enjoyed it. Both my son and daughter were there. I was actually one of the kids parents that helped you out on stage the most. I enjoyed myself as well. [...]

Summer Reading Program Tour

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School is out and it's time to jump into summer reading. I'll be performing at libraries across Louisiana and in North Carolina and Massachusetts all summer long. I kick off my Summer Reading Program tour tomorrow May 28, 2013 for the St. Tammany Parish Libraries in Abita Springs at 10:30 and in Pearl River at 2:30. [...]

Jazz Fest Focus 2013

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Call it a match made in roots music heaven. Scott Billington, a two-time Grammy producer with Rounder Records, has recorded more than 100 CDs of Louisiana music, ranging from Cajun to brass bands. Billington is currently working on a companion CD for Swamp People, the popular History Channel show that follows gator hunters. Johnette Downing, [...]

Fan Mail

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Today, my soon-to-be 4 yr. old son and I were listening to Fins & Grins in the car. It was the clamshell clap, and suddenly, my son said, "Mama! She has a beautiful voice." I agree! " -Marian Librarian   "Thank you for the amazing show! Will be buying some books and cds soon. Caught [...]

Jazz Fest Minutes by Fred Kasten on WWNO 89.9 FM

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Johnette Downing and harmonica man Scott Billington play the kids’ tent at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 28.   Johnette Downing is an award-winning singer and songwriter of music for kids. A New Orleans native, and the daughter of musical parents, Downing felt the call to perform since she was in kindergarten. “In fact, my first performance I [...]

Swamp People Music Video

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Yesterday Scott and I performed in a music video for the History Channel Hit TV Series Swamp People with the "Swamp People" theme song writer Steel Bill  and a great band featuring Cranston Clements. The video was shot by the lovely and talented film maker Lily Keber and her crew at the Rainbow Inn in [...]

Fan Mail

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I just wanted to tell you how much the kids enjoyed your visit.  Many are still talking about it.  You have been truly blessed with a wonderful gift!!   Jenny Jenny Poche Third Grade Teacher Paulina Elementary