Keith Albee to celebrate Mardi Gras with Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage will occur 7 p.m. Sunday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

Mountain Stage will occur 7 p.m. Sunday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.
The show will feature host Larry Groce and performances from pianist Allen Toussaint, jazz guitar player John Pizzarelli and singer/songwriter Caroline Rose.
Toussaint will bring his years of jazz influenced experience to the stage.
Toussaint was born in New Orleans and has lived through and can play many different styles of music popular in the area. Toussaint’s credits include selling millions of albums, playing various music festivals and nightclubs around the world and even writing songs for two of the four Beatles — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Pizzarelli lists his influences as Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart. This influence shows as Pizzarelli has been named genial genius of the guitar by Toronto Star. Pizzarelli brings his family on stage with him. His wife and singer Jessica Molaskey and his father Bucky Pizzarelli accompanies him on guitar.
Rose’s music is described as a mix of rockabilly, vintage country and blues. Rose is the youngest performer on the bill, but not the least experienced. Rose has a pension for wondering and demanding freedom in life. Rose was raised in the northeastern U.S. but currently lives in her van.
Tickets are available through the Marshall Artists Series Box Office in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center and online.
Tickets are $25, Marshall University students receive free tickets and part time students receive half the price listed.
William Izzo can be contacted at [email protected]