Known as New Orleans’ favorite son and the physician of voodoo funk, legendary singer and pianist Dr. John goes TRIBAL with the follow-up to his 2008 Grammy Award Winning release The City That Care Forgot for “Best Contemporary Blues Album.” His newest release TRIBAL (August 2010), featuring a track with Grammy winner Derek Trucks and songs written by Dr. John and a few of his friends - Allen Toussaint and the late Bobby Charles all joined by his ultra funky Lower 911 band of musicians.
Dr. John's (or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family) colorful musical career began in the 50’s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 60’s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny & Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He then launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.
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Detailed schedule information:
7:30pm and 10:00pm