Booker T. Jones released The Road From Memphis earlier this month (5/10 via Anti-) with a notable list of guest artists. The Roots act as Jones' backing band on the album, and Matt Berninger of The National, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Lou Reed, and Sharon Jones all provide guest vocals. The album is produced by Jones, Questlove, and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), and was recorded by Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records.
Booker T plays The Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (5/24). The Bo-Keys, who were originally listed as an opener, no longer seem to be on the show though. The show is instead being opened by DJ Toddophonic Todd. Tickets are still on sale.
The Brooklyn show is one of his few this summer. All tour dates, a video, a Tiny Desk concert, the album tracklist and more, below....
Booker T. Jones - "Everything Everything"
Tiny Desk Concert
Booker T at The 2011 The Roots Grammy Jam
The Road From Memphis tracklist:
1. Walking Papers
3. Progress (feat. Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket)
4. The Hive
5. Down In Memphis (feat. Booker T. on vocals)
6. Everything Is Everything
7. Rent Party
8. Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones)
9. The Vamp
10. Harlem House
11. The Bronx (feat. Lou Reed)
BOOKER T. JONES 2011 TOUR DATES
5/24/2011 Bell House Brooklyn, NY
6/10/2011 The Lawn at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN w/ The Black Keys, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea
6/11/2011 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
6/30/2011 BluesFest London London, UK
7/1/2011 Sala Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN
7/3/2011 Moseley Jazz Festival, Moseley Park Birmingham, UK
7/16/2011 Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival Winthrop, WA