- This event has passed.
December 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm| $29
Dr. John belongs to a prestigious lineage of New Orleans keyboard greats that includes such names as Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith and Fats Domino. His name has become synonymous with New Orleans, the city in which he was born. Dr. John’s music is stamped with the rhythms and traditions of the Crescent City, and he has spent a career that now spans more than half a century championing its music.
This iconic artist will hit the Fox stage for one night only to enthrall us with his formidable boogie and blues piano, lovable growl and enduring sound that fuses New Orleans R & B, rock and Mardi Gras craziness to create his own brand of “voodoo” music and purely traditional forms of Blues and R & B.
His best-known work includes Gris-Gris, an album steeped in the otherworldly sounds of Louisianan voodoo culture; Gumbo, wherein he offered an authoritative overview of New Orleans’ finest music; and In the Right Place, which gave him the Top Ten hit “Right Place, Wrong Time.” His concerts are ritual invocations of New Orleans’ enduring musical spirit. More broadly, he’s helped bring the sound of New Orleans into the national mainstream. New Orleans pianist and singer whose blend of snaky rhythms, Crescent City funk, and voodoo flair made him one of the city’s prime musical ambassadors.
Meanwhile, he continues to keep the city’s musical heritage and history alive.“The most important thing to remember is this: New Orleans music was not invented,” Dr. John noted in 1992. “It kind of grew up naturally…joyously…just for fun. That’s it. Just plain down-to-earth happy-times music. When I was growing up in the Third Ward, I used to think, ‘Oh, man, this music makes me feel the best!”