After being turned down for a job earlier on a recent March day, amateur musician Levy Sims Jr., 47, of Paincourtville, turned to music. He plays many instruments and brought some with him to Louisiana Square in Donaldsonville, where he played and talked about the power of music.

‘No matter what kind of problems that I face and come along to deal with, when I start playing music I’m able to let it all flow away,’ he said.

Hear Sims play and talk about music in this video.