Johnny Nicholas, Katie Shore and Dick Gimble will be kicking it off this week’s Gospel Brunch with the music of Pappa Link Davis—the original Cajun Crawdaddy. Pappa Link played with Harry Choates, Cliff Bruner, The Big Bopper, Johnny Preston, Moon Mulican and many more. He was a huge influence on Doug Sahm as evidenced in Doug’s vocal stylings and inflections. His son Link Jr. played with Doug was Johnny’s mentor and band mate in Asleep at the Wheel. Link Jr. introduced Johnny to Nathan Abshire and Dewey Balfa and was instrumental in preserving and showcasing great music from southwest Louisiana including, blues, cajun and swing.
The livestream video will be posted to this page after the show is over, but you can tune in live at facebook.com/johnnynicholasblues!