Welcome to
Louisiana’s Rhythm Nation

Louisiana’s Rhythm Nation is a new Louisiana documentary-style television show that will air a collection of interviews with prominent music artists, entertainment business leaders, and other entertainment related professionals.  The interviews are conducted by Johnny Palazzotto, a long-time veteran of the entertainment business.

About the Show

Each artist, unique to the history and culture of Louisiana music, sits down for a rare one-on-one interview to tell incredible stories of their life experiences from both an on-stage and general day-to-day perspective.  Throughout the program, music and video footage from old performances and experiences are shown in order to provide vivid context of each artist’s significance to Louisiana music.

The Rhythm Nation will seek to reach a demographic age group of 18 and above.  The program will be promoted, marketed, advertised and publicized through radio and TV promotional spots.  These promotional advertisements will air weekly in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans.  In addition, a weekly print ad in The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Friday Fun Section and Sunday Magazine will list the program’s show times, which will be the same in each city every week for 13 weeks.  Offbeat Magazine will also carry a monthly print ad for The Rhythm Nation, and the ad will also be included in the Offbeat Weekly Report.

RN will continue to interview and feature artists willing to express themselves to a wanting audience.  Our first series of shows feature artists with very colorful backgrounds and unique experiences whose careers span two to six decades. For anyone with an interest in music, these stories will be very engaging.


LRN 1: Mose Allison / Irma Thomas

An original from the Beat Generation rediscovered by Bonnie Raitt & Van Morrison / The undeniable Queen of Louisiana music Grammy Award for Best Blues Artist

LRN 2: Gatemouth Brown / Marcia Ball

A master of big band rhythm & blues Grammy Award winner/ Marcia rocks, swings and boogies like no other multi Grammy nominee

LRN 3: Johnny Rivers / Shirley Neal

A Louisiana rock n roll pioneer multi–Grammy Awards / wife of legendary Baton Rouge blues legend Raful Neal

LRN 4: Linda Hopkins / Terrance Simien

New Orleans diva of gospel, jazz & R&B / Grammy winning Prince of Zydeco music

LRN 5: Tab Benoit / Tabby Thomas

Today’s Blues Rockin’ guitar slinger / The all-time General of Baton Rouge Blues

LRN 6: John Fred / Raful Neal / Rudy Richard

Mr. Baton Rouge Rock n Roll / Godfather of BR blues / Slim Harpo’s King Bee stinger

LRN 7: Deacon John Moore / Luther Kent / Larry Garner

Most soulful artist in New Orleans / Biggest vocalist in the cosmos / Savior of BR blues

LRN 8: Alvin Batiste / Lovell Moore

The maestro master of BR jazz / wife of Slim Harpo & co-author of Rainin’ in my Heart

LRN 9: E. Rodney Jones / Gloria Green

Maharaja of blues radio & Radio Hall of Famer / Wife of Bluesman Lonesome Sundown

LRN 10: Tony Joe White / Bonnie Bramlett

Songwriter extraordinaire Poke Salad Annie Grammy Award winner/ R&R Princess of 60’s R&R scene Grammy Award winner

LRN 11: Sonny Landreth / Victoria Williams

Guitarist of major significance / R&R Songwriter covered by Pearl Jam /Lou Reed etc.

LRN 12: Chris Thomas King / Theresa Andersson

Millennium actor/blues rocker multi-Grammy awards for O Brother Where Art Thou / Swedish beauty full of rhythm & melodies

LRN 13: Henry Gray / Roy Hayes

The all-time boogie woogie BR pianist / author of “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday”

LRN 14: Jesse Winchester / Carol Fran

Very insightful soul songster / Another of the classic ladies of Louisiana music

For further information concerning Louisiana’s Rhythm Nation
contact Johnny Palazzotto at RhythmPal@Yahoo.com or (225) 383-0968.