Blues album mixed in Digital Performer wins a Grammy
At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Dr. John won Best Contemporary Blues Album for City That Care Forgot (429 Records), which, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, "is the New Orleans soulman's impassioned lament about the natural destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made tragedy of the aftermath. Over ominous funk ('Land Grab'), gospel-inflected blues ('You Might Be Surprised') and horn-boosted R&B ('Time for a Change'), Dr. John's bourbon-and-sandpaper vocals reflect the bitterness of a man who can sense that 'the smell of death still hangs on the honeysuckle vine.'" With guest-star appearances from Ani DiFranco, Willie Nelson, Terence Blanchard, and Eric Clapton, the album represents the latest of many accomplishments from Dr. John (aka Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr.), a legendary artist whose career dates back to the 1950s. This Grammy-winning album was mixed entirely in Digital Performer by Jeff Jones, "The Jedi Master."