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Salon Series: Heart & Soul Queen of New Orleans: Featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet

Salon Series: Heart & Soul Queen of New Orleans: Featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet

We invite you to join us at the Hall on Thursday, September 28, 2017 as we kick off "The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans" Tour with some of our extended musical family.

Limited reservations are available HERE.

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. Her first single in 1960 reached the Billboard R&B charts, and from there she recorded for many labels, including Chess and Rounder Records. Her soul-drenched voice can be heard on the Allen Toussaint-produced track “It’s Raining,” which was featured in the Jim Jarmusch’s cult classic, Down By Law; in 2007 she was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame; and in 2008 she was featured on the poster of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
 
The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators.  These five-time Grammy Award-winners are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in 20th century and has almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st.  Since the original members first sang together as kids in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world and, in 2005, released Down in New Orleans, a Grammy Award-winner for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.
 
The Preservation Hall Legacy Band represents a tradition that started in 1961, when Preservation Hall first opened in the French Quarter.  This brand-new band is comprised of some of the most revered alumni of the Hall, many of whom have toured the world with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades.  As the world-renown Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues its exciting exploration of the boundaries of New Orleans jazz, the Preservation Hall Legacy Band has formed, with the help of the non-profit Preservation Hall Foundation, to help maintain a connection with the traditional aspects of the Hall’s musical legacy.
 
Touring together for the first time, "The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans" featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Legacy Quintet will treat audiences to a special evening filled with musical collaborations and traditional standards.

Full tour dates listed below.

Thursday, Sep 28th
Salon Series: Preservation Hall
New Orleans, LA
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Saturday, Sep 30th
Green Music Center
Rohnert Park, CA
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Sunday, Oct 1st
Harris Center
Folsom, CA
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Monday, Oct 2nd
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley, CA
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Tuesday, Oct 3rd
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA
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Wednesday, Oct 4th
Travel Day
Solana Beach, CA
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Thursday, Oct 5th
Belly Up
Solana Beach, CA
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Friday, Oct 6th
Irvine Barclay Theater
Irvine, CA
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Saturday, Oct 7th
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
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Sunday, Oct 8th
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ
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Monday, Oct 9th
Travel Day
Santa Fe, NM
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Tuesday, Oct 10th
The Lensic PAC
Santa Fe, NM
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Wednesday, Oct 11th
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX
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Wednesday, Oct 18th
Tower Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
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Thursday, Oct 19th
Travel Day
Kansas City, MO
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Friday, Oct 20th
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts/Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Fairfield, IA
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Saturday, Oct 21st
Adler Theatre
Davenport, IA
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Sunday, Oct 22nd
Miller High Life Theatre
Milwaukee, WI
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Monday, Oct 23rd
Guthrie Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
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Tuesday, Oct 24th
Travel Day
Mishawaka, IN
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Wednesday, Oct 25th
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Findlay, OH
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Thursday, Oct 26th
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame, IN
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Friday, Oct 27th
Chicago Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
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Saturday, Oct 28th
Macomb PAC
Clinton Township, MI
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Sunday, Oct 29th
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, MI
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Monday, Oct 30th
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Grand Rapids, MI
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Tuesday, Oct 31st
Travel Day
State College, PA
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Wednesday, Nov 1st
Grand Opera House
Wilmington, DE
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Thursday, Nov 2nd
Anderson Center
Binghamton, NY
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Friday, Nov 3rd
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, MA
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Saturday, Nov 4th
Haas Theatre
Bloomsburg, PA
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Sunday, Nov 5th
Tilles Center’s Concert Hall
Greenvale, NY
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Tuesday, Nov 7th
Grunin Center
Toms River, NJ
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Wednesday, Nov 8th
Byham Theater
Pittsburgh, PA
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Friday, Nov 10th
Armstrong Hall
Winchester, VA
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Saturday, Nov 11th
Modlin Center for the Arts
Richmond, VA
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Sunday, Nov 12th
The Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD
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Monday, Nov 13th
Carolina Theater Of Durham
Durham, NC
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Thursday, Nov 16th
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Atlanta, GA
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Friday, Nov 17th
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Irmo, SC
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Saturday, Nov 18th
Travel Day
Daytona Beach, FL
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Sunday, Nov 19th
Peabody Auditorium
Daytona Beach, FL
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Monday, Nov 20th
Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
The Villages, FL
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Tuesday, Nov 21st
Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FL

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