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Dr John


Wed 7 Apr 2010, 7:30pm

Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $87.50
  • A Reserve: $78.50
  • B Reserve: $72.50
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: LJP

The king of cajun music Dr John and The Lower 911 play Auckland April 2010

There’s no other New Orleans musician operating today who is as great as Dr John, pure and simple. Best of all, the man has a real fire in his belly again, proven by the new Dr John and the Lower 911’s album City That Care Forgot, which deals with various aspects of post-Katrina New Orleans outrage. Facts speak for themselves and this remarkable album won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2009.

Dr. John’s very 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. A notorious gun incident forced Dr. John to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent him west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm and blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.

His many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973’s In The Right Place which contained the chart hits “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night.”. Dr. John won Grammy awards in 1989, 1992, 1996 and 2000 (and of course 2009). After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.

The Lower 911 is comprised of some of New Orleans top players. One of its members, the formidable guitarist John Fohl, will be performing his solo set prior to the main event.

Since his arrival in New Orleans in 1996, John Fohl has become one of the busiest guitarists anywhere. He's released two records, 1998's 'I Got News For You' and this year's 'Time Ain't Waitin', and is cultivating a successful solo career that keeps him in demand locally and abroad.

Both recordings feature John's formidable acoustic guitar skills and rich, soulful voice in an intimate setting with some special guests sitting in. This Montana native's ten years spent in the musically vibrant Pacific Northwest found him recording and touring with many of that region's most successful acts as well.

His work with the Cherry Poppin' Daddies helped their "Zoot Suit Riot" CD sell more than 1 million units earning John a platinum record in 1998! Twenty years in the music business has also found him backing up artists such as Bo Diddly and Joe Huston, and he's appeared on recordings alongside Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Henry Vestine, and David Douce and of course working with Dr John!

Check him out

Don’t miss Dr John – he continues to dazzle and delight audiences across the globe.

Tickets Available from; phone: 0800 BUYTICKETS or 09 357 3355.

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