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]
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Damn, we’re going to be in NY this weekend. Going to see if my friends want to see this on Sat.
Keep an eye for Jay and Ryan. I’m not cool enough to get back stage access as those guys.
You called it. Righteous sounds.
Music moves the world.
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.
@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.
This made my day.
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.
The Black Keys are everything that is wrong with music.
Love this site and I will return.
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