Honoring A Tradition 2016: Allen Toussaint

March 16, 2016

 

Remember our tribute to Louis Armstrong last year? Well, guess what? We’re bringing it back, and this time it’s gon’ be funky. We are so soggy to commence our 2016 performance-lecture series “Honoring A Tradition” with a tribute to the late Allen Toussaint on Saturday March 26, 7:00 PM at The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St in Kittery, ME. By popular demand, we are beyond excited to continue this project and further sink our teeth into the towering muffuletta that is New Orleans music culture. 

          Take it from our own big chief, Stu Dias: “Like Norman Whitfield, Rick Rubin, and Steve Albini, Allen Toussaint has always been known more by musicians than by the public at large.” And it’s the truth; a list of Toussaint’s productions, collaborations, and compositions comprises a veritable who’s who (rather, who dat?) in New Orleans music. “He's an absolute giant of New Orleans R&B and his production discography is staggering,” boasting a thick rapport with Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, and many other NOLA heavyweights. “The biggest tragedy of his passing is that the world still hasn’t quite realized what’s been lost,” says Dias, “and I think this is an opportunity for us to show them.”

          You like this. You definitely like this, but you’re going to want to get a ticket, and soon, because the last time the Po Boys played a note inside The Dance Hall, tickets were harder to come by than an open seat at Café Du Monde. Advance tickets are $12.00 or you can pay $15.00 at the door. They’re bound to disappear like fresh beignets so don’t wait, don’t bow down, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! For details and advance tickets go to www.thedancehallkittery.org.

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