Terence Blanchard, Warren Haynes and More Set for Dr. John Celebration Event
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:52
It's almost time to celebrate the work of Dr. John.
Terence Blanchard, John Boutté, John "Papa" Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Warren Haynes, Dave Malone (The Radiators) and Brian Stoltz (funky METERS, The Neville Brothers) are the latest performers announced as part of the prestigious and award-winning lineup of artists taking part in "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music," a special concert event taping honoring this musical icon in his hometown of New Orleans on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Taking place at the historic Saenger Theatre in the French Quarter, this will be Dr. John's only New Orleans performance during Jazz Fest, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer taking the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night.
In addition to the newly announced performers, the concert will feature a stellar lineup of previously announced musicians, including: Gregg Allman, Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Dirty Dozen Horns, Bill Kreutzmann, Shannon McNally, Zigaboo Modeliste, Sarah Morrow, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter, Jr., Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Lucinda Williams, Irma Thomas, Jimmie Vaughan and Widespread Panic.
Don Was will lead an all-star band for the evening featuring Chuck Leavell, Kenny Aronoff, Brian Stoltz, John "Papa" Gros, Brint Anderson and a special appearance by George Porter, Jr. The band will also include the backing vocals of The McCrary Sisters.
More info is at celebratedrjohn.com.
Anyone plan to attend?