On the second Friday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m., the Louisiana State Museum and the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation have been presenting a series of conversations with musicians, many of whom are featured in the exhibit “Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n’ Roll” currently up at the Cabildo in Jackson Square.
This evening is one such Friday, and tonight’s guest is the legendary Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
Then sixty-nine year-old was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never received the same commercial success. In 2007, though, she finally got a Grammy. Here she at the 2007 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame induction, still sounding great:
It all starts in the courtyard at the Cabildo where DJs will be spinning vintage 45s, and there will be (free!) cocktails. Admission is also free.