Dr. John announced a new album today titled Locked Down. It will be released April 3 on Nonesuch Records and was produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. The release is Dr. John’s first for Nonesuch, and a press release called the album a “departure from his recent efforts.”
Dr. John (real name: Mac Rebennack) recorded the album at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. Auerbach hand picked a group of musicians for the album that Rebennack called “way cool.” Auerbach also mixed the album.
“Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together – musically, spiritually, cosmically — something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it,” Auerbach said about the collaboration in a press release. “For my money, Mac’s one of the greatest who ever was and who ever will be. I’m so honored to have had this opportunity to work with him.”
You can check out Dr. John’s Nonesuch page here.