On April 8, 2016, the House of Blues in New Orleans will host a tribute to Allen Toussaint, who passed away on November 10, 2015. The impact that Toussaint had on music of all genres, both in the New Orleans area and beyond, is virtually indescribable, with his original music covered by Glen Campbell (currently in dire shape, with late stage Alzheimer’s, as this is written), DEVO, Ernie K Doe, Boz Scaggs, and more, on top of dozens of albums that he arranged and produced. If anyone deserved to cruise the City of New Orleans in a vintage Rolls, this is that man.
Here are a few of our favorite shots of Allen Toussaint. Keep him in your thoughts.