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    Allen Toussaint Performs on WNYC's "Soundcheck"
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    Allen Toussaint, fresh off his celebratory weekend at the Grammys, during which he was awarded the Trustees Award and performed on the live CBS telecast with Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke, is in the New York City studios of WNYC to talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer this afternoon about his forthcoming Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi, and perform songs from the album.

    The Bright Mississippi is Toussaint's first solo record in more than a decade, and this visit to Soundcheck marks his first since he performed on the show shortly after fleeing Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (Toussaint performed on the Nonesuch album Our New Orleans, benefiting Habitat for Humanity's relief efforts in the aftermath of the storm.)

    New York audiences can tune in to 93.9 FM to listen to Soundcheck this afternoon at 2 PM ET; it will also be streaming live for fans around the world on wnyc.org. Those in the New York area this weekend can also catch Toussaint perform live at Joe's Pub on Sunday, beginning at noon.

    Read more about the forthcoming album and hear short sound clips from each album track at nonesuch.com/albums/the-bright-mississippi.

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Allen Toussaint Performs on WNYC's "Soundcheck"

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Allen Toussaint, fresh off his celebratory weekend at the Grammys, during which he was awarded the Trustees Award and performed on the live CBS telecast, is in the New York City studios of WNYC to talk with Soundcheck this afternoon about his forthcoming Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi, and perform songs from the album. It is Toussaint's first solo record in more than a decade. Fans in New York City this weekend can also catch Toussaint perform live at Joe's Pub on Sunday.

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Allen Toussaint, fresh off his celebratory weekend at the Grammys, during which he was awarded the Trustees Award and performed on the live CBS telecast with Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke, is in the New York City studios of WNYC to talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer this afternoon about his forthcoming Nonesuch debut, The Bright Mississippi, and perform songs from the album.

The Bright Mississippi is Toussaint's first solo record in more than a decade, and this visit to Soundcheck marks his first since he performed on the show shortly after fleeing Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (Toussaint performed on the Nonesuch album Our New Orleans, benefiting Habitat for Humanity's relief efforts in the aftermath of the storm.)

New York audiences can tune in to 93.9 FM to listen to Soundcheck this afternoon at 2 PM ET; it will also be streaming live for fans around the world on wnyc.org. Those in the New York area this weekend can also catch Toussaint perform live at Joe's Pub on Sunday, beginning at noon.

Read more about the forthcoming album and hear short sound clips from each album track at nonesuch.com/albums/the-bright-mississippi.

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Allen Toussaint horizontal close-up, by Michael Wilson

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