Dr. John documentary to be directed by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

RadicalMedia announced their partnership with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach on Monday to create a documentary feature about the late singer-piano player Dr. John. The project will tell a story about Dr. John’s intricate life along with his musical and cultural impact.

Dr. John was known as the funky New Orleans “night-tripper” musician who blended several musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl. He was a six-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer who was a white man that found a home among Black New Orleans musicians. He died after a heart attack in 2019.

Auerbach said he’s honored to create a project focused on Dr. John, who he called a friend. He said Dr. John - whose real name was Mac Rebennack - was a “shining example of the great melting pot of American music.”

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