Dan Auerbach – Dr. John Documentary
Dan Auerbach is making his big screen debut with a documentary of the late Dr. John. Furthermore the documentary will focus on the life and music of the iconic New Orleans pianist born Mac Rebannack. It’s a culmination of a years-long friendship between Black Keys guitarist and Dr. John, who shared a musical history together prior to the latter’s death of a heart attack in 2019.
Auerbach serves as producer of Dr. John’s 2012 album Locked Down, just as the guitarist’s production talents were beginning to garner attention from mainstream artists. Three years later, Auerbach invites the Doctor to play on a 10″ vinyl release by his side project The Arcs, The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1, which also features David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).
In a press release, Auerbach called Dr. John a “shining example of the great melting pot of American music.” “From his mysterious voodoo stage persona Dr. John, to his real, humble self Mac Rebannack—the street poet, the family man, the junkie, the Grammy award winner and all that’s in between—this documentary will introduce the world to him in a way they haven’t seen him before,” Auerbach said. “I’m still learning bits about him that I never knew, and I hope the movie provides a lens into the story of the life of Dr. John.”
As of yet, there still is no release date but The film, which has no release date yet, comes from the same studio behind Questlove‘s recent documentary, Summer Of Soul, available now on Hulu. As with The Roots drummer’s film on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, RadicalMedia stands behind a first-time director as he explores the possibility of a new medium. So be on the lookout!
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