Iconic New Orleans venue Tipitina’s has announced that it will be hosting an all-star tribute to the legendary pianist and songwriter Professor Longhair (a.k.a. Henry Roeland Byrd) next month in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, with the event’s impressive lineup set to include musical director George Porter Jr. plus Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, and NOLA staples like Cyril Neville, Jon Cleary, Kermit Ruffins and more.
Also on the bill are influential drummer Johnny Vidacovich, Deacon John, Marcia Ball, Zeke Fishhead (Ed Volker of The Radiators), John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, Reggie Scanlan of The Radiators, David Torkanowsky, CR Gruver, Joe Krown, Herlin Riley and more, plus actor/musician Harry Shearer, who will be acting as master of ceremonies for the evening.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, November 9, at 11am CST. More information can be found here.