Dr. John’s newest album, Locked Down, was released today. Incredible stuff from Dr. John, he’s definitely ‘back’ with the help and sound from producer and Black Keys band member, Dan Auerbach. From the NPR blog:
The album is the brainchild of 33-year-old musician and producer Dan Auerbach, the singer and guitarist for the indie-rock group The Black Keys. He says Dr. John was a big influence on the band’s music.
“I’m such a huge fan,” Auerbach tells NPR’s David Greene. “I think he is sort of underappreciated. I knew the timeless quality of what he did. I just felt like, if I went down and met him and his head was anywhere near where it used to be, it just might be fruitful.”
With that vague idea for a record, Auerbach got on a plane for New Orleans to track down Dr. John.
The whole album is great. Here is the title track and the first release,Revolution: