Offbeat: Trombone Shorty is “An American Icon”

July 28, 2016

In the new issue of OffBeat Magazine, writer John Swenson responds to publisher Jan Ramsey’s lamentation about the passing of a generation of New Orleans musical icons, such as Allen Toussaint.

In the piece, Swenson writes: “Right now Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are as good at live performance as any band on planet Earth. At age 30, Troy Andrews has achieved a plateau of excellence that most artists never reach in a lifetime.”

His article, titled “The New Icons” can be read in full here.

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