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Booker T. Jones Plays Sydney and Melbourne This April

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Booker T. Jones Plays Sydney and Melbourne This April

The award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Booker T. Jones, is set to drop jaws as he presents a journey through soul, blues and R&B in Sydney and Melbourne this April.

There's no doubt that Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music and is accountable for its rise and enduring popularity. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and winner of four Grammy Awards pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream. This has been evident on classic Stax hits like ‘Green Onions’, ‘Hang ‘Em High’, ‘Time Is Tight’ and ‘Melting Pot’.

Booker won back to back Grammy Awards in the category Best Pop Instrumental Album for his 2011 release, The Road From Memphis, where he is supported by Hip Hop band The Roots and for the 2009 album, Potato Hole, which features guests Neil Young and Drive By Truckers.

Booker’s current album, Sound The Alarm (Stax/Concord), is currently enjoying great reviews from critics. It features collaborations with some of the finest modern soul and R&B artists including Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, Vintage Trouble, Estelle, Gary Clark, Jr., Luke James and more.

“Booker T. unleashes the blues on Sound the Alarm.” - Rolling Stone

“With…Sound the Alarm marking a brilliant return to Stax Records after 40 years, Jones is currently on tour. Catch him if you can, and change your plans to make it if you think you can’t.” - No Depression

Before the two shows, Booker T. Jones will first be gracing Byron Bay Bluesfest, happening on 13th to 17th April.