Wow - those are some names! With all this history, Toussaint has put together a group to honor his roots, New Orleans that is. The music is unmistakeably deep rooted in the jazz and African-American heritage and the band simply could not get any better. Besides Allen Toussaint and the rhythm section, the band is stacked with Marc Ribot on guitar (who will be doing a solo show the evening before at the Fourth Stage), Don Byron on clarinet and Christian Scott on trumpet.
Not only will this be a show not to forget, but planned out a whole New Orleans evening for you with Trombone Shorty, The Soul Rebels and a street party to boot.
June 25th Festivities on the mainstage are:
6pm - Kelly Craig Sextet
7:30pm - Trombone Shorty
9pm - Allen Toussaint
10:30pm - The Soul Rebels
Allen Toussaint, The Bright Mississippi band:
If you are interested in more, here is a nice little interview with Allen Toussaint with Steve Matteo