Jazz pianist Allen Toussaint to open for B.B. King

September 27, 2013 

When B.B. King performs at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, Oct. 13, New Orleans jazz pianist Allen Toussaint will open for King.

As a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer, Toussaint has been making hit records for more than 40 years.

Many of Toussaint’s songs have become widely known through renditions done by other musicians, including: “Mother-in-Law,” “Working in the Coalmine,” “Fortune Teller,” and “Southern Nights.”

Toussaint was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, B.B. King has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965’s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal, and 1976’s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, Together For The First Time.

Opening for both B.B. King and Allen Toussaint will be local blues band, Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats.

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