Donaldsonville’s River Road African American Museum will pay tribute to Dave Bartholomew Sr. during its Rural Roots of Jazz Concert Series on July 17.
The free concert, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 406 Charles St., is sponsored by Shell Geismar and will include the dedication of Bartholomew’s brick in the Donaldsonville Jazz Plaza. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Bartholomew was born in Edgard and spent some of his teen years in Donaldsonville learning music from professor Claiborne Williams.
The 95-year-old songwriter, producer, bandleader and horn player is a Grammy Award winner and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame.
Bartholomew co-wrote many hit songs with Fats Domino, including “Ain’t That a Shame,” “I’m in Love Again,” “Blue Monday,” “I’m Walkin’ ” and “Valley of Tears.” Other hit songs he produced include Lloyd Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” Shirley and Lee’s “Let the Good Times Roll” and Smiley Lewis’ “I Hear You Knocking” and “One Night.”