AXS TV CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF INFLUENTIAL MUSIC LEGEND DR. JOHN IN THE PREMIERE OF THE MUSICAL MOJO OF DR. JOHN: A CELEBRATION OF MAC & HIS MUSIC SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 8pE
The Concert Features Unforgettable Performances by Bruce Springsteen,
John Fogerty, Dr. John, and More
LOS ANGELES – March 14, 2016 – Music legends gather to honor an icon, as AXS TV presents the broadcast premiere of THE MUSICAL MOJO OF DR. JOHN: A CELEBRATION OF MAC & HIS MUSIC—an all-star tribute to the genre-defying singer, songwriter, pianist, and six-time GRAMMYÆ winner Dr. John, whose trademark vocals powered such classics as “Right Place, Wrong Time,” “Somebody Changed The Lock,” and “St. James Infirmary,” among others—on Sunday, March 20, at 8pE/5pP. Originally filmed at the historic Saenger Theater in the French Quarter of Dr. John’s hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana, the two-hour event brings together the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s close friends, protégés, and collaborators, for an unforgettable evening celebrating his tremendous life, legacy, and influence in the music industry.
Appearing throughout the evening is an unprecedented roster of music heroes and Louisiana royalty, kicking off with the incomparable Bruce Springsteen, who gets the festivities started with a raucous rendition of Dr. John’s signature hit “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Other guests include John Fogerty; and performances by Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Charles Neville, Warren Haynes, as well as Mavis Staples, Terence Blanchard, Bill Kreutzmann, Irma Thomas, and many more.
Additionally, the guest performers are backed by an All-Star House band led by funk maestro Don Was on bass, Kenny Aronoff on drums; Chuck Leavell on keyboards; and featuring Brint Anderson and Brian Stoltz on guitars; Bobby Campo on trumpet; John Gros and Mark Mullins on trombone; Khris Royal on saxophone; and gospel trio The McCrary Sisters on backing vocals.
THE MUSICAL MOJO OF DR. JOHN: A CELEBRATION OF MAC & HIS MUSIC is licensed and distributed by Blackbird Production Partners LLC.
ABOUT AXS TV
AXS TV is the cable industry’s leading general entertainment network for live event programming. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s franchises include THE X FACTOR UK and NASHVILLE; as well as original programs such as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS; GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE; AXS TV FIGHTS; and INSIDE MMA.
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ABOUT BLACKBIRD PRESENTS
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events & festivals, broadcast series & specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics. Blackbird’s productions center on the celebration of music legends and feature performances by today’s music stars creating unforgettable content.
Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include “Imagine: John Lennon 75thBirthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynryd Skynrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”