Help Clifford Help Kids fearuting Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Emily Gimble, and Georgia Bramhall
The Clifford Antone Foundation brings "The Soul Queen of New Orleans" Irma Thomas together with Marcia Ball and Emily Gimble with special guest Georgia Bramhall in a concert benefiting American YouthWorks, a non-profit focused on building brighter futures and stronger communities through education, service and job skills training.
Thomas is the unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans and remains one of America's most distinctive and classic singers. A contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, Thomas's career has spanned 50+ years, including a Grammy award, two Blues Music Awards and induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.
Gimble is a three-time Best Keyboards Winner of the Austin Music Awards and the granddaughter of the legendary fiddle player Johnny Gimble. She recently released her debut album, "Certain Kinda", which showcases her soulful, winsome, broody and bluesy voice. She has played with Asleep at the Wheel, Marshall Ford Band, Warren Hood and many notable others.
Bramhall comes from a famous musical family. Her father Doyle Bramhall and brother Doyle Bramhall II have influenced her love of music and performing. She began her career in Austin, and performs Tameca Jones, Jimmie Vaughan, and Doyle Bramhall II, among others.