New CD Locked Down produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach
2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2011 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Tribal, his latest album with his Lower 911 band
Featured on 2011 GRAMMY-nominated projects:
★Performs "My Indian Red" on Treme, Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1, nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
★Performed "Down in New Orleans" (written by Randy Newman, from Disney's The Princess and the Frog), nominated for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Five-time GRAMMY Award Winner, Every Win In A Different Category!
★2008 Best Contemporary Blues Album - City that Care Forgot
★2000 Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)" with B.B. King
★1996 Best Rock Instrumental Performance - "SRV Shuffle" (shared GRAMMY)
★1992 Best Traditional Blues Album - Goin' Back To New Orleans
★1989 Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group - "Makin'
Whoopee" with Rickie Lee Jones
"Down in New Orleans" from Disney's The Princess and the Frog nominated for an Oscar award in 2010
2012 winner for Best Blues Artist or Group in the 60th DownBeat Critics Poll. Also ranked in Top 5 for Beyond Artist or Group.
2011 Dr. John recognized in the 59th DownBeat Critics Poll in the Blues Artist category and Beyond Artist category
2011 - honored by fans in DownBeat magazine Readers Poll in two categories - among the top Best Blues Artists and among the Best Beyond Artists
Winner 2011 Blues Music Award for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year; Winner 2004 Blues Music Award for Best Blues Instrumentalist - Keyboards
Winner 2011 Big Easy Music Awards for Best R&B Artist Featured in the 2010 season of HBO's Treme playing himself
2008 The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee 2007 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
Performed Fats Domino's "Walkin' to New Orleans" in September 2005 to close the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast telethon for the relief of Hurricane Katrina victims, simulcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, UPN, and The WB.
Joined Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and a 150-member choir for the national anthem at Super Bowl XL as part of a pre-game tribute to New Orleans on February 5, 2006.
In February 2006, he joined Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, The Edge, and Irma Thomas to perform "Yes We Can Can" as the closing performance at the GRAMMY Awards.
2004 Winner of the Académie Charles Cros 57ème Palmarès award in France for "N'awlinz Dis Dat or D'Utha," the first time since the 1970's that an artist from North America received the award
2007 Winner of the American Society of Young Musicians Trailblazer Award
1968 debut album, Gris-Gris and 1972's Dr. John's Gumbo both listed among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
1973 album In the Right Place (with The Meters as his backing band and produced by Allen Toussaint) rose to #24 on the Billboard album charts, driven by the Top Ten single "Right Place Wrong Time" and Top 50 second single, "Such a Night."
Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger guested on his 1971 album, The Sun, Moon, and Herbs
Collaborated with Professor Longhair on his last album, Crawfish Fiesta, as guitarist and co-producer. The album was awarded the first W.C. Handy Blues Album of the Year in 1980
Performed as the first American artist ever at the Franco Follies Festival '92 in La Rochelle, France
Twenty-year-long collaboration with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame / Songwriters Hall of Fame writer, the legendary Doc Pomus, creating songs for Dr. John's releases, City Lights and Tango Palace and for B. B. King's Stuart Levine-produced There Must Be a Better World Somewhere, which won a GRAMMY for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording in 1982
Further collaborations include work with The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, The Band, Bob Seger, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Widespread Panic, James Taylor, Mike Bloomfield, John Hammond, Allen Toussaint, Carly Simon, Neil Diamond, Aaron Neville, the Neville Brothers, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Lou Reed, Cher, B.B. King, Stephen Stills, Buddy Guy, Ringo Starr, Levon Helm, Gregg Allman, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Big Joe Turner, Harry Connick, Jr., Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas, Willy DeVille, The Drifters, Rush, Tom Jones, Christina Aguilera, Randy Newman, John Scofield, Natalie Merchant, Los Lonely Boys, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gotan Project and many more
Movie credits include Martin Scorsese's documentary The Last Waltz chronicling The Band's farewell concert (in which he joins The Band for a performance of his song "Such a Night"); writing and performing the score for the film version of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row (1982); His hit song "Right Place Wrong Time" was used extensively in the movie Dazed and Confused (1993); other films featuring his music include: Sleepless in Seattle, Meet the Parents, The Mighty Ducks, Colors, European Vacation, The Little Rascals, Exit to Eden, 101 Dalmatians, Scream 2, Blues Brothers 2000, High Crimes, Holes, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Brave One, and Mad Money
TV appearances include: Tavis Smiley, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Live from Abbey Road, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Later with Jools Holland, Saturday Night Live