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Stax star tops acts at arts fest
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor   
Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:12
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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (Photo provided)
The music business is full of performers who are called legends.
And then there are performers who are legends.
Booker T. Jones is a legend.
From the first time he skipped school to play saxophone on a recording session over a half-century ago, the musician and producer has helped shape the sound of American music, including playing on dozens of top 40 records emanating from the Stax record studio in Memphis.
At a time when he'd accumulated enough laurels for a very ample place to rest, he's come out as a solo artist with two highly reviewed recordings, "Potato Head" and last year's Grammy-winning "The Road from Memphis." and He's hit the road with an energetic young band to support those releases.
Booker T. is bringing that band as the marquee name to the Black Swamp Arts Festival in downtown Bowling Green. The festival lineup includes the return of the Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars as the Saturday night closer.
Jones and his band will perform at 6:30 p.m. on the Festival Saturday Main Stage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:36
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