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]