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Conque, Murray

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Storyteller and Accordion Player

Murray Conque was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on February 15, 1950. He now resides in Carencro with his wife Arlene. Murray has four children: Ky, Lance, Esther, and Sarah.

Murray plays the Cajun accordion and presents humorous stories and speeches at conventions, banquets, seminars, festivals, and meetings. He performs often with Dave Petitjean and A. J. Smith. He presents, on average, two times per week all across the United States and Canada.

Conque has opened for many famous musicians, such as: Aaron Neville, Mel McDaniels, and Paul Rodriguez. He has appeared on "The Regis & Kathie Lee Show" and "The John Folse Show." Murray was also voted "Best Cajun Comedian" by readers of Lifestyle Magazine.

Updated December 1, 2016 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff