Nashville’s annual songwriter festival Tin Pan South has attracted a covetable collection of performers this year, and New Orleans’ proud son Dr. John reigns among the elite. BMI hosted an intimate reception for the gravelly-voiced virtuoso on Monday, March 26, and an assembly of Music Row’s key songwriters, publishers and powerbrokers showed up to meet and reminisce with the man of the hour.
Dr. John thrilled the crowd by sitting down at the piano and playing a few of their requests. The first request of the evening came from Dr. John’s old friend and fellow luminary Aaron Neville. The song: “Such a Night.”
Photos by Steve Lowry