Born and raised in New Orleans, the city is for Dr. John more than just home; it’s his soul and inspiration. It’s a city whose reputation precedes it, and since he first came out on the scene in the 1950s Dr. John has celebrated those streets that run with soul, shine, and easy beats. But with the glitter comes a deeper side; a hint of something beyond. As essential to the Big Easy’s spirit as big brass and Cajun charm are the mysteries of voodoo, the ancient traditions of which have long held Dr. John entranced.
In today’s feature, Dr. John gave World Cafe’s David Dye a tour of the Crescent City through a more mystical lens, visiting a cemetery, a spiritual supply shop, and a voodoo temple. As with any place, to truly know a city you have to go beyond what meets the eye.
Set List: none - just the interview today