A living legend of New Orleans music, Allen Toussaint has partnered with more local and national musicians than we could possibly list in such a short blog post. Narrowing this list down to 3 songs is a borderline injustice, given Toussaint’s enormous range. So while you’re packing for the conference, we recommend throwing on one of Toussaint’s many albums. You can’t go wrong with Southern Nights.
St James Infirmary
Last Train (also, the marvelous Mavis Staples has an incredible cover of this track)