Much of Louisiana’s background stems from the rhythm and blues music that originated in the Mississippi delta. Stemming from gospel, soul, and the sounds of the savannahs of Africa, a culture of artists and performers was fostered right here in the heartland of the state. Thibodaux plays a big part in that history, and has even had some famous songs mention it once or twice through the years. Hank Williams sings about it in “Jambalaya on the Bayou.” Jerry Reed croons about the town on “Amos Moses,” and Jimmy Buffett wrote the unforgettable “I Will Play for Gumbo.”
Usually when people are looking at cities to live in, they consider a lot of criteria. Housing prices, park spaces, public transportation options, access to quality restaurants and retail stores, and the list goes on. If you are a family with little ones, however, one of the most important criteria is the quality of public and private education in the area. Thibodaux excels in this regard. They have three different elementary schools, three middle schools, a regional high school, and three Catholic schools. All are served by the Lafourche Parish Public Schools district, and get top marks for evaluation.