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Doris Leon "D.L." Menard (April 14, 1932 - July 27, 2017) was a notable singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer, and recording artist in contemporary Cajun music. He was called the "Cajun Hank Williams." Menard was born in Erath, Louisiana, and was the only child of Ophy and Helena Primeaux Menard. He was part of a Cajun farming family. He took up the guitar at age 16 and started playing dances in Louisiana clubs at 17. He was strongly influenced by the late Hank Williams, who he met in 1951 at the Teche Club shortly before Williams's death. Read more on