August '16

April '16

  • "The Bare Necessities" performed by Dr. John and The Nite Trippers is featured in the soundtrack to Disney's "The Jungle Book"- now the #1 movie in the world! Credits:

    Produced by Sarah Morrow
    Arranged by Dr John and Sarah Morrow
    Dr John - piano/ vocals
    Sarah Morrow - trombone
    Big D Perkins - guitar

    Roland Guerin - bass
    Herlin Riley - drums
    Efrem Towns - trumpet
    Kevin Harris - tenor sax
    Roger Lewis - baritone sax

    Interview:
    Dr. John talks 'Bare Necessities,' Allen Toussaint, Jazz Fest appearances

  • Dr. John Tour VIP Experiences & VIP Upgrades Available For Fans.

    VIP Experiences and VIP Upgrades are now available in select cities for the upcoming Dr. John tour! "The Spirit of Satch" VIP Experiences include soundcheck access; a pre-show reception; limited edition signed tour poster; commemorative VIP laminate, and a post-show Meet and Greet with Dr. John. Experiences that include concert admission are available for shows on June 7, 2016, at City Winery in New York, NY; and on June 8, 2016, at Bergen PAC in Englewood, NJ.

    Current ticketholders for the following shows may also upgrade their
    existing tickets to include "The Spirit of Satch VIP Experience:

    June 2, 2016 at Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill, NY
    June 3, 2016 at Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, PA
    June 4, 2016 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, PA
    June 7, 2016 at City Winery in New York, NY June 8, 2016 at Bergen PAC in
    Englewood, NJ

March '16

NOVEMBER '15

  • Dr. John is heartbroken at the loss of his very dear friend Allen Toussaint.
    (Photo Courtesy of Dr. John)


    Allain Toussaint

SEPTEMBER '15

JUNE 2015

  • Billboard News

    Dr. John Performs "What a Wonderful World" at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Ceremony

    "The Towering Song award is given to a different classic each year, and this year’s was Bob Thiele and George David Weiss’ “What a Wonderful World,” made famous by Louis Armstrong. The version played tonight by Dr. John was a New Orleans’ed-up take that was monstrously funky in that was only the Doctor can deliver. He moved slowly to the piano, aided by two feather and bangle-bedecked canes, laying down a driving groove that made the song forget its introspective mood and party, embellishing the end with a jazzy, soulful piano solo. It was probably the night’s best musical performance.

    Full article here...

  • Dr. John Wins Jazz FM Blues Artist of the Year Award!

    dr john jazz fm
    "New Orleans icon and rock and roll hall of famer Dr. John was recognized with the Blues Artist Of The Year Award. The six-time Grammy Award winner is a bona fide legend whose 2014 and 2015 world tours included sold-out shows throughout the U.S. and Europe."

MAY 2015

  • Many new featured press articles available on the Press page

JUNE 2015

MARCH 2015

JANUARY 2015

AUGUST 2014

  • Rave reviews for Spirit of Satch, visit the press page.
  • New Orleans musical giant pays tribute to fellow Crescent City legend Louis Armstrong with star-studded, divinely-inspired new tribute disc      

MARCH 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

NOVEMBER 2013

  • Dr John Top ChefDr John to appear on Top Chef Weds. Nov. 20th!
    Photo/Article courtesy of TV Guide ®

JUNE 2013

MAY 2013

FEBRUARY 2013

JANUARY 2013

  • 2013 Tour dates announced! Visit the tour page for more.
  • Locked Down is nominated for Best Blues Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards!

DECEMBER 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Fall Tour Announced with Blind Boys of Alabama
  • "Spirituals to Funk" features Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. John and 5-time Grammy® Award Winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Under Dr. John’s musical direction, the world premiere of "Spirituals to Funk" represents the first-ever touring partnership between two icons of American music.

JULY 2012

MAY 2012

APRIL 2012

MARCH 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

  • A Memorial for Herman Ernest will be held on March 18th at the Greater Liberty Baptist Church in New Orleans, honoring him one year since his passing.

Dr. John BAM Retrospective, New Dan Auerbach-Produced Album 'Locked Down' This Spring on Nonesuch Records April 3rd.

It’s a pivotal year for Dr. John (a.k.a Mac Rebennack), the iconic and internationally revered musician and class of 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who has a major three week artist-in-residency, Dr. John: Insides Out, at New York’s prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) starting March 29 and a mind-blowing new album 'Locked Down,’ produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach more . . .

JANUARY 2012

AUGUST 2011

Dr. John returns to Brooklyn to instigate and collaborate with Mz. imani and the Rhythm Shamans for a night of Music and Mojo Making Action, to benefit SoulFire4TheGulf.

MARCH 2011



Best of the Beat 2010 WinnerFEBRUARY 2011

  • On Friday, January 28, OffBeat hosted the 2010 Best of the Beat Awards at Generations Hall for a night of music, food, and awards. more
Dr. John won BEST BLUES ARTIST, SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR and Tribal took BEST BLUES ALBUM!

DECEMBER 2010

NOVEMBER 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010

AUGUST 2010

  • Please add this page to your favorites and check back for news, updates and new tour announcements. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
  • Dr. John featured on Time Magazine's 10 Questions. Also visit Time.com for video. Download the high res image in .pdf format for this question and answer session with Dr. John.
  • Dr. John and the Nite Trippers release their latest project Tribal, on August 3rd, 2010. Click here to order it now from iTunes.