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Event Archive - 5-time Grammy Winner from New Orleans: Dr. John & the Lower 911, Jon Cleary

Tue. August 14th 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:30pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:30pm
$48.50 + service charge Advance / $55 Door
5-time Grammy Winner from New Orleans
Dr. John and the Lower 911
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora St., Victoria BC
Doors 6:30pm - Show 7:30pm
Tickets: $48.50 + service charge Advance / $55 Door
Available at: Online at hightideconcerts.net,
Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., (250) 382-8422
Ditch Records 784 Fort St. (250) 386-5874
McPherson Box Office (250) 386-6121

Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment
of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when
he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including
recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further
trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician,
playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' infamous Exile
On Main St. to name a few.

During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite
Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-
gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and
Creole roots.

Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included
cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973’s In The Right Place, which contained thechart hits “Right
Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night.”

Dr. John garnered Grammy award wins in 1989, 1992, 1996 and 2000. In 2004, his musical love letter to the city of
New Orleans, “N’awlinz Dis Dat or D’udda,” was awarded the prestigious Académie Charles Cros 57ème
Palmarès award in France. It was the first time since the 1970s that an artist from North America received the
award.

He has also received six other nominations over the years. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy for “Sippiana
Hericane,” his Hurricane Katrina benefit disc. Other awards include the American Societyof Young Musicians
2007 Trailblazer Award.

After Hurricane Katrina and government bungles bashed New Orleans in 2005, Dr. John immediately stepped up
to the plate with both generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings and angry public words of protest. In
2008 he released “City That Care Forgot,” an album winning him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

2010’s release, TRIBAL, has Dr. John revisiting that classic, swampy gris-gris style that put him on the map.

After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and
interpret with a passion that has yet to wane. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences across the globe
touring consistently.

Dr. John & the Lower 911

5-time Grammy Winner from New Orleans Dr. John and the Lower 911 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Alix Goolden Performance Hall 907 Pandora St., Victoria BC Doors 6:30pm - Show 7:30pm Tickets: $48.50 + service charge Advance / $55 Door Available at: Online at hightideconcerts.net, Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., (250) 382-8422 Ditch Records 784 Fort S... more info

Jon Cleary

"Jon Cleary is the ninth wonder in the world." -Bonnie Raitt New Orleans’ Jon Cleary is a triple threat - with a salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for stacking infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. Cleary is a man you can judge by the company that he keeps. When he isn’t putting on marathon late-night sh... more info
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