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Booker T. Jones

Posted 26 Nov 2013 @ 9:22am

Booker T. Jones and Valerie June are the latest duo to announce a run of Bluesfest sideshows.


Booker T. Jones is one of the most influential soul artists in the world, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and was a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Valerie June’s timeless sound continues to...

Posted 30 Sep 2011 @ 9:22am

Throughout Booker T. Jones’s new album, The Road From Memphis, there’s an overwhelming preoccupation with place. ‘The city’ exists as an almost-magical place of life, excitement and potential, filled with millions of individuals of limitless creativity and imagination. Memphis - the city of his birth and the epicentre of his amazing career – obviously looms large, but so too does New York,...

Posted 20 Jul 2011 @ 3:05pm

From legendary soul-funk staples like Green Onions, Time Is Tight and Melting Pot to producing for Bill Withers and Willie Nelson, Booker T. Jones is one of the biggest names in the game.


He's most recently teamed up with The Roots for his new album, The Road From Memphis, and now he is bringing his explosive show down under with his razor sharp band. Expect a wonderful mix of...

Posted 7 Jul 2011 @ 9:33am

Is Booker T Jones the coolest man in rock'n'roll? As the titular leader of Booker T and the MGs Jones' distinctive Hammond B3 organ riffs were critical to the distinctive Stax Records sound. Over 40 years after Stax's demise Jones remains a powerful figure in contemporary rock'n'roll, his very presence a prima facie indicator of musical excellence.


Having utilised the...

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