New Year’s Eve with Dr. John

by Chris Murray on January 7, 2014

photo Dr. John’s New Year’s Eve set list from the Hamilton Live.

I was definitely in the ‘right place at the right time’ at the Hamilton Live for their New Year’s Eve celebration with Dr. John and the ‘Queen of Rockabilly’ Wanda Jackson. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house when Elvis’ friend and fellow performer Wanda Jackson took the stage. Wanda warmed up the crowed with her distinctive voice and her charming ways.

After her performance the one-and-only Dr. John sat at his keyboards and started his set with his great ‘gris-gris’ spirit. The Hamilton Live started rocking and didn’t stop until seventeen songs later. Dr. John took an encore with his classic song Such A Nite, and it really was such a night of awesome music!

I had the privilege of going backstage with Dr. John’s long time friend Tony Wheelock to meet Dr. John. I spoke with Donovan a day or two before the show and told him I was going to see Dr. John at the Hamilton and he asked me to give him his regards if I had the chance. Dr. John was so happy to hear from Donovan and told me “I remember my times so fondly performing with Donovan at festivals over the years”.

Coupon_William_010_Dr_John_97 Dr. John by William Coupon.

William Coupon’s photos are available through Govinda Gallery.

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    • paddy haren in cavan

      Hi Chris,You had a great New Year’s I just stayed at home and watched Jools Holland- class.The Strypes sold out three nights in Cavan..fantastic.They go to the states shortly to do a number of gigs.We still play on Thur nights in Blessings bar I look forward to it every week. happy new year to all…….Keep in touch

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