Laclede’s Landing is excited to announce Booker T. and the MG’s will be closing out Day 1 of the 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival. This final Saturday set starts at 9:00 p.m. on the Anheuser-Busch main stage (700 N. First Street).
Booker T. Jones has done it all as a musician: writing, arranging, producing and, of course, performing, for over 50 years. The 65-year-old Jones is still making new music, and last year released a Grammy-winning album in Potato Hole, recorded with support from Neil Young and the Drive by Truckers. With Potato Hole, Booker T. goes off the “Booker T. book,” so to speak — sometimes crossing into hard rock (as is the case with “Pound It Out”) or covering songs by Outkast (“Hey Ya”) and Tom Waits (“Get Behind the Mule”) — but always using his considerable compositional and musical talents to deftly craft amazing new sounds.
Booker T. is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2007 Grammy’s. He and the MG’s will perform at Big Muddy Blues Festival starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th. Other sets that day include Freedom, Moreland and Arbuckle, Nick Curran and the Low Lifes, and Eric “Guitar” Davis.
Big Muddy Blues Festival is held annually on Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, MO. Over 30 Blues, Soul and R&B artists will play throughout Labor Day weekend (Sat. Sept. 4 and Sun., Sept. 5) on three different stages from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This long-running event is supported through grants from the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission, with sponsor support from Budweiser and Casino Queen.
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