Lloyd Price Tells the Story of "Sumdumhonky"

In the year of #blacklivesmatter, Lloyd Price’s new book Sumdumhonky is a useful addition the body of black thought. Price, the singer who had hits with “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and “Stagger Lee,” is short on insights of his own, but he documents a way of thinking that started when he was a kid growing up in Kenner.

Alexandra Scott Takes on Gun Violence in New Song, Video

[Updated] Alexandra Scott’s new song began as an exercise. After the emotionally arduous process that led to 2013’s I Love You So Much Always, Scott felt written out and was slow to come up with new songs. To get her creative juices flowing again, she started the week-long Fearless Songwriter Challenge—a contest that sent out daily prompts to songwriters around the country.