Dr. John has made a name for himself as one of music's few living legends. On City That Care Forgot, his new album due out June 3 on 429 Records/Savoy Label Group, he shares the spotlight with notable guests like Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Ani DiFranco.
Clapton, who also appears on the indelible lead single "Time For A Change," employs his legendarily fierce guitar-work on the blistering title track, which also features poignant vocals from Ms. Di Franco. Elsewhere, Willie Nelson adds a dab of country swagger to the buoyant
Other guests include Terrance Simien ("Save Our Wetlands"), Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews ("My People Need a Second Line"), and acclaimed composer Terence Blanchard, who enlivens "Land Grab" with his snazzy and cinematic trumpet riffs.
City is described by Newsweek writer Malcolm Jones as, "a furious album about what happened in New Orleans," and is arguably Dr. John's best work in 20 years.