Dr. John LP Out April 3, Produced by Keys’ Auerbach

Dr. John

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mac Rebennack, best known as Dr. John, will release his newest LP Locked Down, on April 3, 2012. The new album, produced by of , will be Dr. John’s first for Nonesuch Records. The endorsement and infusion of production help from Dan Auerbach should hopefully help bring Dr. John’s music, new and old, to a new generation of fans, and I for one and thrilled to hear what these sessions produced. Dr. John currently has a 5-show run of shows in Japan set for February and his next scheduled appearance in New Orleans will be at Jazz Fest 2012. It was also announced today that Mac and Dan will team up to lead a 3-Weekend Residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in late March and early April.

From Relix:

It’s an entirely new approach for the iconic Dr. John, featuring as it does his collaboration with Auerbach and a band of young musicians Auerbach hand-picked to make Locked Down at his studio Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. “It was way cool cutting this record with Dan and the crew he put together for it,” says Rebennack. “It’s reel HIP.”

For his part, Auerbach says about the collaboration: “Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together – musically, spiritually, cosmically…something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it. For my money, Mac’s one of the greatest who ever was and who ever will be…I’m so honored to have had this opportunity to work with him.”

See Mac and Dan performing together at the Bonnaroo 2011 Superjam

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