When one of the great music talents of a generation, Elton John, compares YOU to the “Dalai Lama” and calls you “Rock And Roll History”, then you have probably had a pretty unique career and influence on music.  Allen Toussaint is one of the greatest musicians, songwriters, producers, and composers in history, having achieved pretty much every award and distinction possible in the industry from Hall Of Fame recognition, to Grammy Nods, to working with or been covered by the best of the best (Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle, etc…) to becoming possibly the most influential artist to ever come out of the music hot bed that is New Orleans, and so after 50 years of changing music, here he is still doing what he does best!  Many of Toussaint’s songs have become familiar through numerous cover versions, including “Working in the Coalmine“, “Ride Your Pony”, “Fortune Teller“, “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)“, “Southern Nights,” “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”, “Lady Marmalade”, “I’ll Take a Melody” and “Mother-in-Law” , and after “The King Of Kamelot” talks with him before a sold out concert in NYC last week, it is easy to see that his best music may still be yet ahead..What an honor and privilege to sit down one of the great music talents of a generation, a man who has helped define the sound of music over the last 50 years, and become the musical and cultural face of a region (Toussaint was one of the most identifiable figures during Hurricane Katrina performing on Dave Letterman shortly after the crisis and helping rebuild the city to bigger and better heights), so enjoy Kade Nation!!