Booker T. will hit the festival circuit this summer, performing with the Drive-By Truckers, who also join Booker on his new album 'Potato Hole' (Anti- / April 21). He will perform at Coachella (April 18), JazzFest (April 24), and Bonnaroo (June 11-14, exact performance date TBD), with additional dates with his own band to be announced shortly.
Asked about writing the material for 'Potato Hole', Booker notes that "I really feel like I've been opened up again, I've got the creative muse working for me. It's like I have discovered a new method, a little road I can take to open it up, and I'm excited about playing this music."
'Potato Hole' is already drawing praise from critics. Pitchfork debuted the song "Warped Sister" last month, writing that "Booker T. clearly takes the lead, opening with gigantic chords before coaxing out a surprisingly catchy melody from his organ. He gets so much texture and nuance out of his instrument that it sounds like it's actually forming words."
Listen to Booker T.'s illuminating recent interview with John Schaeffer on WNYC "Soundcheck" here: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2009/03/05/segments/125202
Check here for Booker's complete tour schedule: http://www.bookert.com