Dr John was often called the funky New Orleans “night-tripper” musician who blended a number of musical kinds 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 discovered a house amongst Black New Orleans musicians.
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach will make his directorial debut in hopes of telling an in-depth story a couple of famed New Orleans-based musician.
RadicalMedia introduced their partnership with Auerbach on Monday to create a documentary function in regards to the late singer-piano participant Dr John. The venture will inform a narrative about Dr John’s intricate life alongside along with his musical and cultural influence.
Dr John was often called the funky New Orleans “night-tripper” musician who blended a number of musical kinds 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 discovered a house amongst Black New Orleans musicians. He died after a coronary heart assault in 2019.
Auerbach stated he’s honoured to create a venture targeted on Dr John, who he known as a pal. He stated Dr John – whose actual title was Mac Rebennack – was 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 stated in an announcement. “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.”
Auerbach stated he’s thrilled to work with RadicalMedia as a first-time filmmaker. The feeling is mutual from the manufacturing firm.
“We know his talents will transcend the ability to now tell an amazing story as he actually worked with and knew Mac extremely well,” stated Jon Kamen, the chairman and CEO of RadicalMedia. Kamen will function an govt producer with Jon Doran and Impact Artist Productions on Auerbach’s venture.
RadicalMedia’s upcoming venture with Auerbach comes on the heels of govt producing first-time filmmaker Ahmir Questlove Thompson’s Summer of Soul on Hulu. The manufacturing firm has produced a number of different titles together with Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing on the Cecil Hotel and Apple TV Plus’ The Me You Can’t See with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry.
“We’re here to help (Auerbach) shape this story,” Kamen stated. “We’re here to help support it the same way we did on Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul.’ We’ve done this before, and we’ll do it again without any trepidations. We have the confidence that with the right team around an artist like Dan, you can do wonderful things. I’m sure this will be an amazing story as well.”