Is a dapper old guy who packs a whole lotta swagger. He's loved by everyone and a real class act. Uncle Lonnie takes pride in his music and his appearance, always dressing to the nines. He plays the Bass Drum and moves like butter when leading parades through the streets of Tremé.
Uncle Lonnie is the personification of cool.... Period.
Plays the trumpet in the band. Music runs through his blood. He comes from a long line of great musicians who played with the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Buddy Bolden. Pops is a sixth generation New Orleanian and makes sure everyone around him doesn't forget it.
He knows the legacy... He lives the legacy.
It's because of Pops that Shorty also learns how to play the trumpet.