In honor of Allen Toussaint

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

(Edited Podcast of My Radio Show Honoring Mr. Toussaint)

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

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About Tim Sweeney

Volunteer deejay for community radio station KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia, Washington -- www.kaosradio.org. Host of Sweeney's Gumbo YaYa - a two-hour radio show featuring the music of New Orleans -- every Thursday starting at 10 a.m. (PST)
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