He’s blues, he’s rock ‘n’ roll, he’s R&B, he’s soul. He’s Booker T. Jones, and he’s behind many of your favorite acts from the 1960s to the present. He’s worked with Bill Withers, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and even Rancid. Since he started out as a rock in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 18, he’s been a darling of fans and critics alike. From his time as a solo artist and producer to his three spans with Booker T & the M.G.’s (who he is playing with presently), Jones has acquired a fervent fan base, and along his career’s strange and diverse path, he’s earned four Grammy Awards, along with a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. A night to see this legend in action will be an indispensable chance for pretty much anyone who has ever liked music.
The show starts at 8 p.m.; 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit.; elclubdetroit.com; Tickets are $50.