DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 and THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
with Special Guests
Performing "Spirituals to Swing"
Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as he's known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. Since beginning his colorful career in the 1950s, he has played guitar and piano on some incredible records, including cuts by Crescent City legends like Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, and Frankie Ford, as well as hit albums by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, and The Rolling Stones' infamous Exile On Main St. (1972), to name a few. During the '60s, he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper and establishing his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, R&B, psychedelic rock, and Creole roots.
Several of Dr. John's many career highlights include the masterful album The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, and 1973's In The Right Place, which contained the chart hits "Right Place Wrong Time" and "Such A Night." In 2004, his musical love letter to New Orleans, N'awlinz Dis Dat or D'udda, was awarded the prestigious Academie Charles Cros 57eme Palmares award in France. He has also garnered Grammy Award wins in 1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, and most recently in 2008 for his release City that Care Forgot, an album dedicated to the relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In early 2011, Dr. John was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After over half a century creating music for others and himself, he continues to write, arrange, produce, and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane. Together with his band, The Lower 911, he continues to dazzle and delight audiences across the globe.