Tuesday, January 20, 2009
BOOKER T WITHOUT THE MG's
Booker T. Jones is about to release a solo album without his longtime band The MG's. It's called Potato Hole, and it's coming out on the awesome Anti- label, which has also put out albums by Mavis Staples and Tom Waits, among others. Best of all: his backing band is The Drive-By Truckers, but Neil Young is playing lead guitar (payback for Booker playing on a Neil solo tour in the '90s and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2001-2002 tour)! It will be mostly originals, but also will have covers of the Truckers' "Space City," Tom Waits' "Get Behind The Mule" and OutKast's "Hey Ya." Really.