On Saturday, May 3, 2014, esteemed musicians and friends will join together for “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. The concert will pay homage to Dr. John’s illustrious songbook and feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from a lineup of prestigious and award-winning artists including Gregg Allman, Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Kreutzmann, Chuck Leavell, 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. Surprise special guests, along with additional performers, will be announced in the weeks ahead. 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.
GRAMMY Award-winner Don Was will lead an all-star band and serve as the musical director. Keith Wortman created the concert event and will be the executive producer. The live concert event, “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music” will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.
“Dr. John transcends genres with a truly distinctive sound that embodies the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and has tremendously influenced the course of music history,” commented Don Was. “It’s an honor to be producing this extraordinary concert event honoring the legendary Dr. John. It is even more special to be doing it with this lineup of artists in the city that has been such an integral part of his life and music,” continued Keith Wortman.