Baton Rougeans will be in for a treat next week when two New Orleans heavyweights appear for a special concert.
Deacon John and The Ivories and Dr. John will perform at the Baton Rouge High School auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 16. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the school’s radio, television, journalism and arts programs. Baton Rouge High School is at 2825 Government St.
Dr. John, a six-time Grammy Award winner, most recently was featured on a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl release with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s new band The Arcs. The release, titled “The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1,” features six songs and was released in late November. Dr. John has also contributed to the soundtrack of the upcoming live-action version of Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”
Deacon John Moore is a favorite on the New Orleans music scene. In 2008, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. His latest release, the CD/DVD “Going Back to New Orleans,” features Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Deacon John played on such classic songs as Lee Dorsey’s “Working in the Coal Mine,” and Ernie K. Doe’s “Mother-In-Law,” just to name a few.
For more information on next week’s show, visit brhsfoundation.net.
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