19 October 2011

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On Wednesday, October 19, folkwaysAlive! and Festival Place are hosting rhythm and blues musician Allen Toussaint for the weekly meeting. We’ve asked him to talk about his experience in the music business, current challenges for musicians, and where he finds inspiration.

Please plan to join us for a lunch - there will be food! - (RSVP by noon Monday) and conversation with this renowned musician.

Wed. 19 Oct., 12 - 1pm
Arts 347

Toussaint is also presenting a concert at Festival Place in Sherwood Park on Wednesday evening 7:30pm.

From the Festival Place website (www.festivalplace.ab.ca):

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Toussaint, is one of the giants of New Orleans rhythm and blues, soul and funk. A true master of the art, Toussaint has collaborated with the who's who of 20th century music including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Elvis Costello. His television appearances include performances on the popular series Austin City Limits and The Late Show with David Letterman. He has penned hits from "Southern Nights" to "Working on A Coal Mine," "Fortune Teller," "Right Place Wrong Time" and "Land Of A Thousand Dances." Toussaint's music is at the heart of just about every R&B, soul funk, and jazz sound in the last 40 years. Festival Place is honoured to host the flowing lyricism and smooth sound of the legendary Allen Toussaint. See also www.allentoussaint.com

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