Booker T. Jones
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.
This show is in celebration of his new, critically acclaimed memoir, "Time is Tight," and companion album, "Note By Note." 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
"In a new memoir, Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note, the Stax studio wizard and acclaimed producer tells his own story and finds his voice. ... The result emphasizes not only his Memphis roots and role in Stax's reinvention of R&B but his second act here in Los Angeles - as a wide-ranging session man and producer who remains, in his eighth decade, a sought-after sonic guru." - The New York Times
"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