An evening with Booker T Jones.
May 11th, Knickerbocker Music Center, Westerly.
Recent comments on Booker T:
“This is an amazing album.”
– LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
“…Tight urgency that is the foundation of the entire album, driving the funky guitar and bass lines through a brilliant reinvention of the M.G.’s soul chemistry, ramped up for the 21st century.” – MOJO
“After all these years, he remains so soulful, and so good.” – NPR
“A showcase for Jones’ ever-sinuous way around his Hammond B-3, which sings, purrs, moans and shouts with often near-human expressivity, under his skilled touch.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Transports listeners to the ’60s heyday of Stax, where [Jones] and the MGs defined soul music.” – USA TODAY
“Joyous a satisfying return to Booker T.’s classic instrumental soul and funk.” – BOSTON GLOBE
“The Road From Memphis shifts to funk and R&B, with Philly’s own the Roots as his backing band. It’s a perfect pairing stellar.” – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“The funk here is deep and solid. The punishingly unpredictable twists and turns all manage to punch your gut with a groove.” – PASTE MAGAZINE