Extended Interview: Michael Ward-Bergeman and “The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square”

We’re gonna take a detour from our regular programming to offer this extended interview with composer, director, and accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman. If you heard Episode 5, you heard him play on a radical new accordion that he invented. But for this interview, we took a deep dive into his newly released documentary about a group of street musicians in New Orleans. The film is called The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square and it’s running the festival circuit right now – including at the Big Apple Film Festival. The soundtrack for the film can be purchased through the Louisiana Music Factory.