One of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” is coming to Riverhead this month.
Booker T. Jones, originally know as the leader of the MG’s, the house band at Stax Records, where he played for an array of iconic soul singers such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, will perform at The Suffolk Theater on Sunday, Feb. 16.
The MG’s were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and Booker T. lays claim to three Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. The band is best known for its song “Green Onions,” which you’ll know by sound if not by name.
Booker T.’s new album, Sound the Alarm, can be heard on his website. He’ll perform from the album when he rolls into town.
“It’s fresh, it’s different, it’s still Booker T. music,” he explained of the album in a press release. “It won’t sound like anything I’ve done before but it will sound the same.”
Here’s Booker T. Jones performing a “Tiny Desk Concert” in the NPR newsroom.