Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

Press

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Booker T. Festival Hat Trick This Summer

Booker T. Festival Hat Trick This Summer: Soul Master to Play Coachella, JazzFest, Bonnaroo Backed by Drive-By Truckers

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/
Photos, Bio, press releases and more:
http://www.shorefire.com/clients/bookert

For more information please contact Matt Hanks (mhanks@shorefire.com),
Rebecca Shapiro (rshapiro@shorefire.com) or Michael LaVigne
(mlavigne@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media - 718.522.7171

Booker T. Jones' artist page

Browse by Artist

1378All Artists 56Dr. Dog 51Sean Rowe 45The Milk Carton Kids 43Lost In The Trees 42Tinariwen 41Neko Case 37Mavis Staples
33Michael Franti and Spe... 33Galactic 31Jolie Holland 28William Elliott Whitmo... 27Man Man 26Son Little 25Bettye LaVette 25Saintseneca 23Jason Lytle 22Booker T. Jones 22Sage Francis 21Islands 20Daniel Lanois 20DeVotchKa 18Tom Waits 18Joe Henry 18Wilco 17Glen Hansard 17Tim Fite 17Grinderman 17Christopher Paul Stell... 16Calexico 16Porter Wagoner 16Doe Paoro 16Peter Silberman 15Yann Tiersen 15Andy Shauf 14John K. Samson 14The Antlers 14Xenia Rubinos 14Delicate Steve 13The Coup 13Busdriver 13Rain Machine 13So Much Light 12The Melodic 11Kelly Hogan 11Beth Orton 11Keaton Henson 10Roky Erickson 10Os Mutantes 10Xavier Rudd 10Bob Mould 10Dead Man's Bones 10Beat Connection 10Japandroids 9The Locust 9Mose Allison 9Marketa Irglova 9Kate Bush 8The Frames 8A Girl Called Eddy 8Greg Graffin 8Jade Jackson 8Cameron Avery 7Solillaquists of Sound 7The Field 7Alec Ounsworth 6Ramblin Jack Elliott 6Broken Twin 6Kronos Quartet with Br... 6N.A.S.A. 6Pops Staples 6Deafheaven 6Cass McCombs 6The Drums 5The Weakerthans 5Tweedy 5Elliott Smith 5Cadence Weapon 5The Swell Season 5Girlpool 4Eddie Izzard 4Antibalas 4One Day As A Lion 4Muggs 4Petra Haden 4Arc Iris 4case/lang/veirs 4The Dream Syndicate 3Danny Cohen 3Marianne Faithfull 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3The Book Of Knots 3Curtis Harding 3Simian Mobile Disco 3Los Angeles Police Dep... 2Chuck E. Weiss 2Blackalicious 2Savath & Savalas 2Spoon (Europe only) 2Billy Bragg 2Lyrics Born 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Screaming Lights (Euro... 2Title Fight 2Prism Tats 1Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1Rogue's Gallery 1Jeff Tweedy
See Full List+