In honor of Allen Toussaint

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Allen Toussaint at piano with his band at the Portland Blues Festival this summer.

Allen Toussaint died last night (November 9, 2015) while on tour in Spain. There are many fine testimonials to his life and career. I can only say that when I met him this spring at the French Quarter Festival, he seemed so kind and gentle, hardly the megastar that he is (was). Here are some shots I took of him during his French Quarter Festival 2015 performance.

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Toussaint with Erica Falls singing back up behind him.

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Toussaint generously posed for a photo with me before he took the interview stage at the Old Mint during the French Quarter Festival
Toussaint generously posed for a photo with me before he took the interview stage at the Old Mint during the French Quarter Festival

Author: Tim Sweeney

Host of Sweeney's Gumbo YaYa - a two-hour radio show that featured the music of New Orleans. It aired from September 2014 through March 2022, broadcast live on KAOS in Olympia and as a recording KMRE Bellingham and some Pacifica Network stations. Maintaining blog for a while longer.

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