Yvette Landry

Taking the World by Storm: A Conversation with Warren "Storm" Schexnider

  • Known to many as "The Godfather of Swamp Pop," Warren "Storm" Schexnider is a Louisiana music legend with a career spanning over seventy years. In Taking the World, by Storm, author and fellow musician Yvette Landry talks with Storm about his life, starting with his boyhood in rural Vermilion Parish. From meeting Elvis at Graceland, to shaking Hank Williams's hand, to sharing the stage with Robert Plant and his idol, Fats Domino, Warren's endless stories and anecdotes, as well as his incredible collection of photographs and memorabilia, open a window into the life of an important figure in American music. As is the case for many a career musician, Storm's road has not been an easy one to travel. Here, for the first time in print, Warren tells his own story and the story of swamp pop in his own words