Oral History Information
Dr. John became the unofficial ambassador of New Orleans music by showcasing the mystic and voodoo rich traditions of southern Louisiana, which has become the backdrop to many Mardi Gras celebrations over the years. As a soloist and bandleader, he recorded million selling albums that have produced hit songs. As a sideman he can be heard on thousands of recordings including those with BB King for which he toured with for over 18 years. Dr. John was also awarded for his passion for music education and music advocacy, especially for programs involving providing young children with their first musical instrument. In 2016, while performing at the NAMM Show, Dr. John took a moment to sit down for what was a very special NAMM Oral History interview.