Recently, the Louisiana State senate passed a bill making colorful rocker Jay Chevalier's song "Come Back to Louisiana" the state's official hurricane recovery song.
Chevalier, who has been playing traditional country and rockabilly in Louisiana since the 1940's, has long been involved in Louisiana politics — his topical songs include "The Ballad of Earl K. Long" and "Castro Rock."
Plans for the "official" recovery song include a gala performance in Baton Rouge next month, and possibly even a performance for President George W. Bush. Listen to the Haunted Hearts, Chevalier's current backing band, play the song here. The Haunted Hearts perform at Mid-City Lanes Rock & Bowl Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 8 p.m.