|Known as New Orleans’ favorite son and the physician of voodoo funk, legendary singer and pianist Dr. John began his colourful musical career in the 1950’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.|
His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Detailed schedule information:
3:00 pm, 8:00 pm