We must of course include the Soul Queen of New Orleans in this series. Irma Thomas. She’s an Ear Hole darling from the past, after all. As with Toussaint, here’s to hoping this Nawlins she-rex takes a power nap and surfaces on stage at one of the late-nighters. If not, can’t wait to hear the band she’s put together for the fairgrounds.
Taj won’t be there. But he is here.