Irma Thomas with members of Preservation Hall & Blind Boys of Alabama
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4pm
The Music Center
$28 - $68
with members of
and Blind Boys of Alabama
If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable concert hall, combine them with the “The Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special concert that showcases the heart and soul of the South. Touring together for the first time, Thomas, the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, and the Blind Boys of Alabama treat audiences to an afternoon filled with musical collaborations and traditional standards.
- The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet is comprised of some of the most revered alumni of the Preservation Hall, many of whom have toured the world with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades.
- Thomas’ 2006 Grammy Award-winning album After the Rain was recorded in rural Louisiana just weeks after Hurricane Katrina.
- The Washington Post says that “Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience...the best moments come when the group join forces for stirring harmonies.”
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