Guitarist Dan Schwindt's newest project, Mama Roux is paying homage to New Orleans and the musical legacy of the Grammy Award-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John.
Known throughout the world as the embodiment of the New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture and still plays to this day. In the 1960s, he was an in demand session musician, playing keyboards on records by Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones. During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album “Gris-Gris,” which introduced to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. He has recorded over 20 albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011. In 2013 alongside the Dalai Lama was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Tulane University.
Bandleader Dan Schwindt is a freelance guitarist based out of Denver, Colorado. A graduate of the University of Northern Texas, Dan has been a professional performer and educator for the past ten years primarily in Colorado's Front Range. Working mainly as a sideman, Dan has had the opportunity to play in a wide variety of ensembles and genres of music. Some recent highlights have included playing with Karl Denson (Tiny Universe), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathews Band), George Porter (The Meters), DJ Logic, Zach Gill (Jack Johnson) Speech (Arrested Development), Eric Marienthal, Karrin Allyson, Peter Eldridge, Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Michael Brecker. While in Denver, Dan is a regular member of the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident), The Motet, Supercollider, and Rekha Ohal Trio. A Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni we are excited to welcome him back to the stage.
***The Music of Dr. John will be performed by the Mama Roux Band, Dr. John will not be in attendance***