He was devoted to the music and the musicians. He loved New Orleans artists and their music, as evidenced by how many of them he booked into the club. He took a chance on a 90-year-old Pinetop Perkins some years back, and now 97-year-old Pinetop sells the club out six nights in a row. He worked hard to make sure Dr. John and Taj Mahal always came back, and I don’t have to tell you what that has meant to the NOMC and NOMAF these past few years. And this week the club is hosting Irma Thomas for four nights, her first appearance in Seattle in over 12 years.