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Listen to this | Dr. John Locked Down

Apr 5th, 2012 | Categories: Music | by Michael Williams

Dr. John is one of those musicians that, admirably, has always just done his own thing. The performance of his that sticks in my head is always The Last Waltz — an amazing show and classic film. I remember seeing it for the first time and getting caught on those scenes with his music. Last year Dr. John performed at Bonnaroo with The Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach, and the performance went so well that it led the two musicians into the studio to collaborate on Dr. John’s newest album Locked Down, which Auerbach helped produce and was released this past Tuesday.

If you are into the The Black Keys like I am, then you will definitely be into this record. If you aren’t into white guys doing their thing with the funk, blues and various other assorted musical sounds, than it is safe to say you can skip this round. My advice though is to do the opposite; envelop yourself in this record and enjoy. Dr. John and Auerbach are doing a few live performances together, one of which is tonight at BAM (which I happen to be attending) and I’m expecting it to be better than good. [Dr. John Locked Down]

Comments: 10

10 Comments to “Listen to this | Dr. John Locked Down”

  1. Mike V.
    on Apr 5th, 2012
    @ 6:10 PM

    Damn, we’re going to be in NY this weekend. Going to see if my friends want to see this on Sat.

  2. Smith
    on Apr 5th, 2012
    @ 7:31 PM

    Keep an eye for Jay and Ryan. I’m not cool enough to get back stage access as those guys.

  3. JP
    on Apr 5th, 2012
    @ 11:00 PM

    You called it. Righteous sounds.

  4. Brett
    on Apr 6th, 2012
    @ 10:33 AM

    Music moves the world.

  5. Ben
    on Apr 6th, 2012
    @ 10:33 AM

    The Last Waltz has to be one of the best concert films ever (Directed by Scorsese). The only performance that out shines Dr John on the Last Waltz is Van Morrison’s.. he is such a drunk jerk- but man can he sing.

    Wasn’t expecting the Dj John nod here.. awesome.

  6. Michael Williams
    on Apr 6th, 2012
    @ 12:01 PM

    @smith We did run into Jay and Ryan within about 10 mins of being there.

    The show was amazing and Dr. John definitely still has it. Inspiring stuff.

  7. Larry Felitto
    on Apr 6th, 2012
    @ 1:43 PM

    This made my day.

  8. Matthew
    on Apr 6th, 2012
    @ 3:13 PM


    I was at last night’s show as well. What did you think? I loved the ‘Such a Night’ encore w/ Dr. John playing solo. I’ve also loved seeing the Black Keys go from playing the smaller NY venues just a few short years ago to selling out the Garden the other week. Great to see such hardworking and talented musicians like Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney get recognition from larger audiences.

  9. HarryCrews
    on Apr 7th, 2012
    @ 7:13 PM

    The Black Keys are everything that is wrong with music.

  10. Aaron Brandes
    on Apr 20th, 2012
    @ 10:11 PM

    Love this site and I will return.