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His most recent album, , is a sweeping song cycle dedicated to the Crescent City. John, born Malcolm John Rebennack, has spent a long career combining rock, R&B and the blues with the Mardi Gras-style flavors of New Orleans. John relocated to Los Angeles in the mid-'60s where he got the opportunity to record his first solo album, , using, according to legend, leftover Sonny & Cher studio time.
“He’s got this component to who he is that I’ve never seen anybody be able to emulate,” he says.
“I’ve never seen anybody really play like Jimi Hendrix.
“I didn’t even think you could do both,” says Carney, the 33-year old musician-turned-actor-turned-musician who is currently on the road doing opening sets for bluesman Jonny Lang. These days, Carney may be know for his work on Broadway and television.
He starred as Peter Parker in the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” before doing three seasons as the immortal Dorian Gray on the Showtime series “Penny Dreadful.” He was also in the video for Taylor Swift’s tune “I Knew You Were Trouble” and more recently played Riff Raff the Fox remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He is slated to star in “Mystery White Boy,” which chronicles the life of the late singer songwriter Jeff Buckley. He was a kind of prodigy, playing professionally since the age of 15.