Booker T. Jones was one of the architects of the Memphis soul sound of the 1960s as the leader of Booker T. & the MG’s, who scored a number of hits on their own (“Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot”) as well as serving as the Stax Records house band playing on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave.
As a producer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jones has gone on to work with a remarkable variety of artists including Willie Nelson, John Lee Hooker, Soul Asylum, the Roots, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Eric Clapton.
Sound the Alarm, the new album from Booker T., finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead yet again, laying down his distinctive bedrock grooves amid a succession of sparkling collaborations with some of contemporary R&B’s most gifted young voices.
Still a vociferous groover, Booker T. plays music from recent solo albums, along with MG’s hits and Stax classics.
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.