New Orleans is the only place on the planet that could have produced native son Kermit Ruffins. Whether he’s blowing trumpet on a Louis Armstrong classic or one of his own hot numbers, Ruffins embraces the tune with the true spirit of the city. Ruffins’ music, like New Orleans itself, swings hard with a big heart as it remembers tradition and the importance of good-timin’ fun. Born on Dec. 19, 1964 (sharing the birthdate with New Orleans’ legend Professor Longhair!), Ruffins is a modern hipster in possession of an old soul.Special guest openers Henry Butler (May 17) www.highlineballroom.comand Eric Lindell (May 18)only add to the fun!