New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, in a career spanning 60 years, has made an indelible mark on R&B, soul, blues and funk music through his work as a producer, songwriter, arranger and solo artist. Toussaint spent the last year recording the politically charged "River in Reverse" with Elvis Costello and now joins Steppenwolf's Traffic series for a very special evening, performing songs acclaimed for their richness, complexity and depth.

Cast & Artists

The Cast


“Toussaint quietly came to occupy the epicenter of a half-century of New Orleans music-making.”
-Biz New Orleans

“In a career that has spanned nearly half the century, Allen Toussaint has exerted an unparalleled influence over the New Orleans music scene.”
-New Orleans Times Picayune

“By the very joyfulness of its expression this is, decidedly, music to make you smile.”
-Paste Magazine

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