Monday 18th February 2019
- Saturday 23rd February 2019
£45.00 - £85.00
Ted Jones - guitar
Melvin Brannon - bass
Darian Gray - drums
In an emotional musical journey, Booker T will perform the songs that make up the fabric of his musical identity. Booker T. & the M.G.’s staples like Green Onions are woven into defining moments from his journey after Stax, when he produced and recorded with artists as diverse as Bill Withers, Willie Nelson, and Carlos Santana. The evening culminates with new original music, highlighting the soaring guitar and vocals of his son and collaborator Teddy Jones. After the show, Booker T will greet fans and sign copies of Time is Tight.
“… this book reveals so much more of the man.” – Bob Dylan
“as joyful to read as Booker’s music is to listen to.” – Willie Nelson
“This beautiful memoir is a near perfect reflection of the man I would walk a million miles for: engaging, unforgettable, and deeply creative.” – Sinéad O’Connor
"Jones released Time Is Tight, a stunningly vivid memoir of his life in music, art, and love, first in Memphis and later, California." – Rolling Stone
Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson's multi-platinum hit “Stardust” and Bill Withers’ “Just As I Am” featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine". Both Booker's 2009 solo release "Potato Hole" and his 2011 solo release "The Road From Memphis" won GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2013 Booker released “Sound The Alarm”, marking a return to Stax Records after 40 years. In 2016, Booker debuted his live show “Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue”, working with new talent to create a show that reflects the heart and soul of Stax Records. Booker is currently working on a new recording project, writing his memoir, and touring worldwide with his solo band.
"Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music." The new Yorker
“Jones’ name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument’s anthem, “Green Onions.” NPR
+support (early shows 18-21) The Engine
Raw instrumental retro-funk - Headhunters, the JBs, rare groove and afrobeat.
Andrew McKinney - bass, Adam Betts - drums, Al Cherry - guitar, Jim Knight - sax . Nigel Price replaces Al Cherry on guitar on Thursday 21st
+Support (22/23feb early) Sam Barnett Quartet
Hotly tipped young saxophonist Sam Barnett makes his club debut tonight opposite the great Booker T Jones with a stellar quartet
Sam Barnett (sax), Rupert Cox (Piano), Phelan Burgoyne (Drums,), Nadav erlich (Bass)