The Jazz Arts GroupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Inside Track series welcomes one of America's most prolific, distinguished and instantly recognizable musical forces, Booker T. Jones, to the Lincoln Theatre stage on Saturday, May 1, touring in support of his new Grammy Award-winning album, Potato Hole.
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. With his new Anti- Records release Potato Hole, Hammond B3 alchemist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones has written the boldest, most dramatic chapter of his fifty year career. With backing from the Drive-By Truckers and guitar contributions from Neil Young on nine of the albumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ten tracks, Potato Hole is the rawest, funkiest music Booker T. has recorded since his archetypal hit Ã¢â‚¬Å“Green Onions.Ã¢â‚¬Â Featuring a mixture of newly written songs and a trio of intriguing covers (including OutKastÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey Ya!Ã¢â‚¬Â), Potato Hole captures Booker T. at the critical peak of a renewed creative phase in his storied career.
Columbus' very own soul man Nick Tolford and Company open the show at 8 PM.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 (orchestra) and $30 (loge) and available by phone at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Showtime is 8 PM. Call 614-294-5200 or visit http://www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information.