• Scott Paton

    One of my greatest musical heroes. A decade or so ago, I broached the idea to Cosimo Matassa and Allen Toussaint about posing with Dave Bartholomew in a photo shoot together– a portrait of the three architects of New Orleans R&B and Rock & Roll. They both agreed, and both said, “We’d better do it soon, Dave’s getting old.” I never got the shoot together and now, ironically, Dave has outlived the other two. Happy Birthday, Mr. Bartholomew! You surely changed the sound and direction of popular music.