Bluesfest Touring

Booker T Jones

Tour Show Dates Venue City
Booker T Jones 10/04/2009 Prince Melbourne w/ Drive By Truckers
11/04/2009 Factory Theatre Sydney w/ Drive By Truckers
12/04/2009 Bluesfest Byron Bay w/ Drive By Truckers
13/04/2009 Bluesfest Byron Bay w/ Drive By Truckers

Bio

And the legends of our time keep coming. Performing at Bluesfest with the kind and extremely talented assistance of Drive-By Truckers as his backing band, this is the man from Memphis Tennessee who as Booker T and the MG’s helped create the indelible Memphis/Stax sound, the man who has recorded with the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, and Sam and Dave from way back in the early ‘60’s. It was the instrumental “Green Onions”,which he wrote while still at High School in 1962,that put Booker T and his band on the music map, followed up with “Time Is Tight” and “Hang ‘Em High”. Working for Stax, Booker T wrote Otis Redding's "I Love You More Than Words Can Say", and, with William Bell, Albert King's famous "Born Under a Bad Sign." Years more of songwriting, producing – Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum Stardust, and Bill Wither’s Just As I Am among others – and recording with everyone from Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan to Ray Charles, Neil Young and George Harrison, won him the 2007 Grammy lifetime Achievement Award, and an induction into Nashville’s Musician’s Hall of Fame a year later. Now he’s performing again with his own band, showcasing those super impressive vocals with original songs along with the tried and true. A class act, pure and simple.