Dr. John has appeared on 1 Big Blues Bender lineup.2017
This American music legend was born and raised in New Orleans, where he has long been a woven piece of the fabric of the city and delta region. As a teenager, he met the celebrated pianist, Professor Longhair and that set Dr. John down an extraordinary musical path that combined seamlessly Blues, R&B, Zydeco, New Orleans Funk, Psychedelia, and Jazz. The gritty, growly Rock and Roll Hall of Famer boasts a lengthy career that includes 6 Grammy Awards and an honorary doctorate from Tulane University. His soul and inspiration were born in the pageantry of the magic of old school medicine shows, Mardi Gras and mysterious voodoo spiritual traditions from in and around his Crescent City home. The Big Blues Bender is thrilled to be able to present the moving spiritual Mojo Magic of the One and Only Dr. John.