Trombone Shorty Enlists Allen Toussaint, Lenny Kravitz and Ben Ellman
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ new disc, Backatown is set for an April 20 release on Verve Forecast. Galactic’s Ben Ellman produced the album, which offers 13 songs co-written by Andrews along with a version of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down.” The cover song is significant as Toussaint himself guests on piano with this fellow Crescent City native. Backatown features some additional guest players as well, with Lenny Kravitz, Marc Broussard joining in as well.
Tonight Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are in Falls Church, VA for a gig at The State Theatre.