Trailblazing Soul Man Booker T Writes Most Audacious Chapter Of His Career With Anti- Records Debut â€˜Potato Hole,â€™ Set For April 21 Release
Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Is Backed By Drive-By Truckers And Neil Young On First Solo Album In Twenty Years- Jazzfest Performance Confirmed With Other Festival Dates Forthcoming
NEW YORK (RushPRnews) 01/19/09-With Booker T. and the MGs he led one of the first-ever integrated groups to soul immortality. As a producer, he has helmed sessions for million sellers. On April 21st, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T will write the boldest, most dramatic chapter of his fifty year career with the release of his searing new album â€˜Potato Hole,â€™ on Anti- Records.
With backing from the Drive-By Truckers and guitar contributions from Neil Young on nine of the albumâ€™s ten tracks, â€˜Potato Holeâ€™ is the rawest, funkiest music Booker T has recorded since his archetypal hit â€˜Green Onions.â€™ Booker T plays organ, acoustic and electric guitar on â€˜Potato Holeâ€™ and wrote seven of the albumâ€™s songs. â€˜Potato Holeâ€™ was recorded last fall in Georgia and California and produced by Booker T and Rob Schnapf.
Booker T will tour extensively in support of â€˜Potato Hole.â€™ A Jazzfest performance with the Drive-By Truckers has already been confirmed, with other festival dates to be announced soon.
Booker T was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 with his group The MGs. In 2007 he earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His production credits include Bill Withersâ€™ debut album â€˜Just As I Am,â€™ and Willie Nelsonâ€™s â€˜Stardust.â€™
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