Summer Songs: Banjo Adds Bang To Old Standard Tell Me More is teaming up with WWNO's Music Inside Out to kick off a new series, Summer Songs, showcasing fresh takes on popular American tunes. Today, banjo player Don Vappie performs "Careless Love," a song made famous by legendary artists like Bessie Smith and Ray Charles.
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Summer Songs: Banjo Adds Bang To Old Standard

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As our population is growing and getting more diverse, so is our taste in music. And music lovers want to hear fresh ideas that reflect new realities and experiences. Yet some songs remain quintessentially American — even as they inspire constant re-interpretation.

Tell Me More is teaming up with New Orleans member station WWNO's Music Inside Out With Gwen Thompkins to showcase some fresh takes on popular American songs. Today we hear from Don Vappie of the Creole Jazz Serenaders, playing the banjo and singing, "Careless Love."