In Your Ear: Sen. Mary Landrieu

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A Tell Me More feature of what people are listening to (aside from the news). Sen. Mary Landrieu from Louisiana opens her music file.


Hey, what music are you listening to these days, because we're nosy about what's playing in your ear. We've been asking people who stop by our NPR studios about their favorite music. And with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival going on this week, we thought we'd hear the answer from one of Louisiana's own.

Senator MARY LANDRIEU (Democrat, Louisiana): I'm Senator Mary Landrieu, and I'm listening to Aaron Neville.

(Soundbite of song "Amazing Grace")

Sen. LANDRIEU: I will always just love his voice and just the soulfulness of it.

(Soundbite of song "Amazing Grace")

Sen. LANDRIEU: I love, you know, "Amazing Grace." The way he sings it is particularly moving.

(Soundbite of song "Amazing Grace")

Mr. AARON NEVILLE (Singer): (Singing) Amazing grace. How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.

Sen. LANDRIEU: I grew up with Aaron Neville and remember listening to him my whole life. So when I'm a little lonely for home, I turn him on and it brings me right back.

(Soundbite of song "Amazing Grace")

Mr. NEVILLE: (Singing) I was once - I was once lost but now I'm found. I was blind but now I see.

MARTIN: That was Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu telling us what's playing in her ear. If you have something great you're listening to as well, we want to know more about it. Write us at And if you're wondering what's playing in our ears these days, it's the newest Brit rock sensation, the Noisettes. Next time on TELL ME MORE we'll have a special performance.

(Soundbite of music)

Ms. SHINGAI SHONIWA (Musician): (Singing) She's a caged animal, London by night. Crashing like cymbals, queens of twilight.

MARTIN: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Thanks for listening, and rock on.

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