Wed., Feb. 06, Dr. John
Sacramento City College, 7:30 p.m., $41.50-$44.50
After more than a half-century of writing and performing, Dr. John continues to bring his celebrated (and Grammy Award-winning) New Orleans-bred music to new audiences. Without a hint of slowing down, he seems to be appearing everywhere. He's currently crisscrossing the country on a series of minitours, during which he's stirring into his nightly sonic gumbo some of his '70s voodoo Nite Tripper persona with a fresh mixture of psychedelic rock, R&B, blues, and chants. Dr. John's influence has reached beyond his seven-decade constituency: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced Dr. John's latest album, Lock Down. Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Boulevard; www.nitetripper.com.