Here is another great Cajun musician of our time, D.L. Menard, who has been playing Cajun music for 64 years now. Wow 64 years or since the age of 16.
D.L. Menard was born Doris Leon "D.L." Menard in Erath, Louisiana in 1932 and was an only child. In his bio it says that D.L. was part of a Cajun farming family which a lot of Cajuns from that era were. It also says that one of his biggest influences in music was Hank Williams who D.L. met in 1951.
I went searching for a video of D.L. and found this one of him playing only just three years ago at the Breaux Bridge crawfish festival in 2009. He still has it so check out the video of him singing his famous song "The Back Door".