Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to Direct Documentary on Dr John

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dan Auerbach, native of Akron and frontman of the Black Keys, is set to make a documentary on bluesman Dr. John.

“From his mysterious voodoo stage character, Dr. John, to his real and humble self Mac Rebannack – the street poet, the family man, the junkie, the Grammy winner and everything in between. , this documentary will present him with the world in a way they’ve never seen it before, “Auerbach said in a statement.” I’m still learning things about him that I never knew, and j ‘hopes the film will give some insight into the life story of Dr John. “

The film – Auerbach’s first director – will be produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Impact Artist Productions.

RadicalMedia recently produced first-time filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul” on the 1969 Harlem Culture Festival.

Grammy-winning Auerbach, who called Dr. John “a shining example of the great melting pot of American music,” produced Dr. John’s album Locked Down in 2012. Rolling Stone ranked it at 15th in the 50 best albums of the year. .

Dr. John was a bluesman and more. The New Orleans native has crossed several musical styles and won six Grammys. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. He died in 2019 at the age of 77.

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