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January 16, 2009
Trailblazing Soul Man Booker T Writes Most Audacious Chapter Of His Career With Anti- Records Debut Potato Hole, 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
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 Potato Hole, on Anti- Records.
With backing from the Drive-By Truckers and guitar contributions from Neil Young on nine of the album's ten tracks, 'Potato Hole' is the rawest, funkiest music Booker T has recorded since his archetypal hit 'Green Onions.' Booker T plays organ, acoustic and electric guitar on 'Potato Hole' and wrote seven of the album's songs. Potato Hole was recorded last fall in Georgia and California and produced by Booker T and Rob Schnapf.
Booker T will tour extensively in support of Potato Hole. 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 Withers' debut album Just As I Am, and Willie Nelson's Stardust.
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