An Evening With Dr. John

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans' musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture.  His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, which introduced to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. In 2013, Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside the Dalai Lama.  He recently released his critically acclaimed album Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch - a tribute to Louis Armstrong - on Concord Records. Join us as we welcome Dr. John back to the Clive Davis Theater, along with Producer, Musical Director and trombonist Sarah Morrow, for a discussion about the new album with moderator Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. A special solo performance will follow the interview.

If you missed out on tickets to Dr. John’s special event at the Grammy Museum, you can still buy tickets to his show at UCLA on December 6th.