Thursday, April 18, 2013
Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. is more popularly known by his many stage names: Dr. John, Dr. John Creaux, Dr. John the Night Tripper. An american singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dr. John became popular in the early ’70s with a theatrical stage show replete with Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo. Even after Dr. John hypnotized his own cult following, he never gave up his side career as a session player for the stars. He continued recording with the likes of B.B. King, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, Spiritualized, G. Love and Special Sauce, Odetta, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Christina Aguilera and Beth Orton.