On Friday, December 4th at 8pm, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will present Booker T. Jones and Black Joe LewisRoyce Hall.
It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax Records hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High” and “Melting Pot”, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream. Sound the Alarm, his latest record, finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead yet again, laying down his distinctive bedrock grooves amid a succession of sparkling collaborations with some of contemporary R&B’s most gifted young voices.
Black Joe Lewis is an American blues, funk and soul artist influenced by Howlin’ Wolf and James Brown. He formed his band in Austin, Texas in 2007. In March 2009, Esquire listed Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears as one of the “Ten Bands Set to Break Out at 2009’s SXSW Festival.” Now four records into his career, Joe has not settled on a single formula. With 2013’s “Electric Slave,” he dropped the Honeybears moniker for his band and created yet another fiercely entertaining record. “In Electric Slave, Black Joe Lewis has crafted a reference point that’ll supplant those old YouTube performances and provide future Lewis scholars with what is arguably the defining point of his career.” ~ Drowned In Sound
More information can be found at UCLA’s website.
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