BOOKER T. JONES
Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m.
It can be argued that Booker T. Jones created the mold for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax Records hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ’Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot,” Jones pushed the boundaries of music, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.
Today, Jones, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient again confronts the music industry with a new record that finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead, laying down his distinctive bedrock grooves amid a succession of sparkling collaborations with some of contemporary R&B’s most gifted young voices.