Legendary blues multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones is now in his sixth decade as one of the genre's most celebrated virtuoso players. As adept on the classic Hammond B-3 organ as he is on the guitar, Booker T tears through more than 50 years of material at his renowned live concerts, keeping things fresh with covers of Prince and Jimi Hendrix. Hot on the heels of his electric 2013 tour dates, Booker T is ready to turn it out for ticket buyers again in 2014.
Born in Memphis and named in honor of revered educator Booker T. Washington, Jones was a childhood prodigy, taking up numerous instruments and serving as organist as his church. He made his on-record debut at age 16 playing sax on 1960 Stax Record hit "'Cause I Love You," making his album debut two years later with his band the M.G.s. The album's instrumental title track "Green Onions" was a huge hit, going on to become one of the most famous and recognizable songs in the history of the 12-bar blues. In the ensuing decades, Booker T established himself as one of the most talented session players, producers, and players in the genre, earning a Grammy in 1995 with "Cruisin'" for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Following the 2013 release of his 10th studio album Sound the Alarm, Booker T once again hit the road for another round of tour dates.