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Allen Toussaint


Allen Toussaint is a living piece of rock history, bridging the gap between jazz, zydeco, and country. A Katrina refugee, the 73-year-old legend moved to New York in 2005, and Joe’s Pub has been his unofficial haven. Here, he’ll be testifying solo, drawing from his seminal R&B album Southern Nights and a profound understanding of American roots music. The Bright Mississippi, his most recent solo album, was one of the best New Orleans jazz releases in years. He’s a freight train as powerful as the City of New Orleans itself, marking time with his right foot to the song of its namesake.

Sun., Nov. 20, noon; Mon., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 22, 7 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 23, 7 p.m., 2011