Bonnaroo Spotlight: Dr. John

The time has come to tackle some of the funk on this year’s Bonnaroo lineup. Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John will be joined by funk legends Allen Toussaint and the original Meters on the Bonnaroo stage. They will be performing Dr. John’s 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo in its entirety and I would expect to hear some tracks off of the other Dr. John, Toussaint, Meters collaboration, In the Right Place. Although I am more partial to the earlier of the two albums, Desitively Bonnaroo is where the festival gets its name. With these two albums Dr. John shifted from his Creole and voodoo inspired music to creating probably the two most important funk albums in New Orleans’ long and storied music history. The Meters provided the backbone to the music and Toussaint’s arrangements and production meshed perfectly with Dr. John’s desire to create funk music in its purest form. Also expect to catch at least a few more guests at this Bonnaroo set as a trio of groups/artists such as this will surely attract other artists hopeful to collaborate.

Posted on by Eric in Bonnaroo Spotlight

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