Tribute to Allen Toussaint at HoB NOLA

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.

 

Allen Toussaint performs at the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ball at the Civic in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Walter Wolfman Washington and Allen Toussaint at Fortier Festival in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music)

Allen Toussaint performs at the 2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Professor Longhair (Fess)'s 92nd birthday party at Tipitinas in New Orleans was a 5 hour blowout featuring everyone from the 101 Runners to Dr. John, James Andrews, Jon Cleary, Joe Krown, Deacon John, Donald Harrison Allen Toussaint, and more! (Golden G. Richard III)

Walter Wolfman Washington and Allen Toussaint at Fortier Festival in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music)

 

 

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