I’ve always loved listening to an album and thinking about what it must have been like to be in the studio with the band. I like the mystery of how the songs came together, how they were recorded, and what it felt like to be there in the moment. This is especially fun when an album is the result of an unusual collaboration, as is the case on the new Dr. John album “Locked Down”.
The new record by the blues/funk icon pairs the classic Dr. John sound with the blues/rock revival sound of a musical hero of mine: Dan Aurbach. Dan apparently produced the album, and while his influence isn’t overbearing, his voice is there on every song. All of the songs are wonderful, but my favorite is Ice Age. Here’s a cool teaser video that they posted. Must have been really fun to be in this studio with such inspiring musicians:
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