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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet


"Ms. Thomas sings warmly and forthrightly amid the two-fisted rumbas, R&B vamps, jazz ballads and barrelhouse flourishes. And without getting heady-handed the song choices haven't forgotten what happened to her beloved city."
The New York Times

"The Blind Boys of Alabama delivered a raw and unexpected performance in their orchestral debut...[joining] the orchestra for a night of spiritual music the way it must be cued up in heaven. The merging of gospel emotion and classical pedigree was an experiment that should be attempted more often."
The Houston Chronicle

"They proclaim their reverence in close harmonies and gusty improvisations that leap heavenward."
The New York Times

"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."
The Washington Post

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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 Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special evening of music that showcases “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans.”

As part of New Orleans’ musical royalty, Irma Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning singer with her own rich musical history . . .

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