Verve recording artist Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews will headline at the 18th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival on Sat. May 21, 2010.

Trombone Shorty is a rare artist who can draw both the unqualified respect of jazz legends and deliver a high-energy blues and rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars and audiences alike. Andrews is the kind of player who comes along maybe once in a generation, and his 2010 release Backatown is the latest, clearest proof that his artistry is as singular as his raw talent.