It's a sad day for Louisiana music and the Swamp Pop world of music as we have learned that Warren Storm has died.

Warren Storm, known as the Godfather Of Swamp Pop, died at the age of 84 years old. The Swamp Pop legend was born Warren Schexnider in Abbeville, Louisiana in 1937.

Storm learned to play the drums and guitar at a young age from his father who was a Cajun music musician.  In 1958 Storm released The Prisoner's Song which landed on the Billboard top 100 charts.

In the early 1960s, Warren Storm formed The Shondells with other Swamp Pop legends Rod Bernard and Skip Stewart. For nearly a decade, these three great musicians spent time recording and releasing music on the La Louisianne music label and touring all over the country. The band broke up around 1970.

After that, Warren Storm went on to have a tremendous solo career releasing songs like Lord I Need Somebody Bad Tonight, Seven Letters, and My House of Memories.

If you remember the Lake Charles nightclub Yesterdays, Warren Storm would play there at least one Sunday a month for their popular Swamp Pop Sundays. He would play with his band Cypress and fellow Swamp Pop artist Willie Tee.

In September of 2010, Warren Storm was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall OF Fame. 

Warren Storm Signed Pic (Mike Soileau TSM)
Warren Storm Signed Pic (Mike Soileau TSM)

On a personal note, every time I had the honor to meet Warren or work with him at a festival, he was one of the nicest people you could meet and he always remembered my name which I thought was really cool seeing how many people he meets.

We are sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Warren Storm. Thank you for all the great music and memories, my friend. Sing as loud as you can up there sir.

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