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Gonzales,Herman V. Sr.

Isleño Guitar Musician

Herman Gonzales was born in Merauxville, Louisiana in 1929 and was a long time resident of Chalmette, Louisiana with his wife, Antonia. He was also the proud father of three sons and one daughter. Herman served as the National Park Maintenance Work Leader.

Herman first began to play guitar at the age of sixteen. Herman belonged to the band known as "Canary Island Descendents Association." They performed for the Isleño Festival, Crippled Children's Event, Worlds Fair, weddings, and anniversaries. Mr. Gonzales passed away on Febuary 23, 2005.

Updated January 19, 2017 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff