Dr. John at the 15th Annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' Gala Concert held at the Apollo Theater Honoring Dr. John and Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner - New York, United States - Thursday 27th October 2016
Voodoo Festival will hit New Orleans' City Park at the beginning of November - get your timetable ready!
The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of the event's exciting line-up.
The first day of the festival (Friday, November 1st) sees the main Ritual stage host the likes of BET award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at 7:15pm, just ahead of Pearl Jam's exciting headline spot, while Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys will be bringing in the earlier crowds around 3:45. The Le Plur stage will feature electronic producers Boys Noize and Calvin Harris at 6:15 and 7:30 respectively, while the soulful tones of Allen Stone and ZZ Ward will be resonating over on Flambeau. The Carnival stage will also have some interesting sounds emanating from it over the first day, with Nashville rock 'n' rollers Those Darlins appearing early on in the afternoon ahead of California 6-piece Youngblood Hawke and chiptune band Anamanaguchi closing the stage at 8:15.
Continue reading: Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013
Blues veteran Dr John joins The Cure, Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails for the 14th annual Voodoo Music Festival.
New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the true meaning of rock 'n' roll plus a special appearance from one of the city's favourite music veterans.
Voodoo Fest hits City Park every year on the weekend closest to Halloween which this year is November 1st - 3rd. It made its debut in 1999 with the likes of Wyclef Jean and the Refugee All-Stars, The Roots and, of course, New Orleans' own blues pioneer Dr. John - aka The Night Tripper - who makes a grand return to the event this year only months after landing his sixth Grammy award for his album 'Locked Down'. Long may he remain the epitome of the city's spectacular music scene!
Continue reading: New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013
If you sound this good approaching your 70th birthday, you'll have an awful lot to be thankful for. After fifty years recording Dr John is still able to deliver. Sounding as good as ever, Dr John, the multi-Grammy winning national institution of New Orleans makes it appear oh so simple.
The consummate ease with which this album flows along would seem to be instinctive. It's almost as if it has become second nature, like making the mornings toast or ...................breathing. Dr John lays down the tunes so casually and coolly that you wonder, can it really be that easy? Is he that good, that cool, so immeasurably immersed in his music and craft that a song can seemingly be born out of nothing and joyously crafted before your ears?
The Jazz infusions, and bluesy licks only help draw the listener into Dr John's world of Gumbo, Creole, Cajun and Voodoo. You are quickly, and effortlessly, aurally transported way down into The Deep South with the dear Dr's Feel Good Music. "Call me Doc, your medicine man, I've got the cure in the palm of my hand." The honky tonk of the piano adding to the deliciously swampy flavour of the opening tune.
Continue reading: Dr John, Tribal Album Review
Unfortunately, the Band's music didn't have much influence on the way future music would develop. But The Last Waltz, a concert film of the Band's 1976 farewell performance, remains an essential artwork. The film is a reminder that while they lasted, the Band (guitarist Robbie Robertson, drummer Levon Helm, keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel, and bassist Rick Danko) was as good as any group in rock history.
Continue reading: The Last Waltz Review
Date of birth
21st November, 1940