Booker T Writes Most Audacious Chapter Of His Career

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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