Warren Storm

American Routes Shortcuts: Warren Storm

Jul 31, 2020
Warren Storm
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Warren Storm, Cajun elder from Abbeville, Louisiana, is a drummer, singer, and pioneer of swamp pop, the style that combines R&B, country, Cajun, and Creole music. Storm’s family name is Warren Schexnider. He learned drums and guitar from his father at twelve, and then filled in at a gig with the Rayne-Bo Ramblers. Warren joined fellow Abbeville swamp pop musician Bobby Charles Guidry in seeking out rhythm and blues artists. Warren has played with many groups, but his enduring association is with saxophonist and vocalist Willie Tee Trahan and the Cypress Band.