New Orleans Renaissance

Browse A-Z by Artist Profile
  Keyword search Music News Browse by Genre
Monday 4th August 2008

R&B/blues singer Irma Thomas gets accolades, new album

THE CURRENT issue of Billboard magazine reports on the renaissance in the career of 67 year old New Orleans R&B singer Irma Thomas. In June British music magazine Mojo honoured the singer with a Lifetime Achievement Award and last month she shared the stage at the Essence Festival in New Orleans alongside Mary J Blige and Rihanna. Her new album on Rounder Records, 'Simply Grand' pairs the singer with numerous pianists such as Dr John, Ellis Marsalis and Henry Butler. CR

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.