Booker T. Jones

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Booker T. Jones is something of an enigma, and an admirable one at that. With his band the M.G.’s, he recorded perhaps the most iconic instrumental in pop music history, “Green Onions,” for Memphis’ legendary Stax Records — at the ripe age of 17. But instead of running headfirst for the stardom dangling in front of him, he chose to do the unthinkable: get an education. He studied classical music and composition at the University of Indiana, where he immersed himself in the music of Debussy, Wagner, Sibelius and more, somehow working in time to co-write Otis Redding’s “I Love You More Than Words Can Say” and Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” ( later a hit for Cream). He’s gone on to a successful career as a gifted multi-instrumentalist and a respected producer who’s worked with Rita Coolidge, Bill Withers and Willie Nelson. And just last year, he won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental album for 2011’s The Road From Memphis. This a rare chance to witness a still vital link to the roots of rock, blues and soul music, so don’t pass it up.

—Jack Silverman

Sat, Jun 15 | 7:00 PM
The Franklin Theatre
$58.00 - $75.00
All ages
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Booker T. Jones

Los Angeles CA  |  R&B/Soul

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