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Booker T in concert at the Kate

Published February 28. 2013 4:00AM
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Have you ever wondered what "Green Onions" would sound like if played on an oboe?

Probably not. But Booker T. Jones, leader of Booker T. and the M.G.s, who recorded the R&B classic, happened to have been a child prodigy on a variety of instruments - including oboe.

When Booker T performs Sunday at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, though, expect plenty of fresh and amazing material. In 2009, Jones, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, recorded an album called "Potato Hole" with the Drive-By Truckers. The CD won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Album.

In 2011, Jones released "The Road From Memphis," which featured members of The Roots - and THAT album won another Best Instrumental Grammy.

"Green Onions" is eternally great - but Jones' career continues to rocket along in vibrant fashion.


Booker T, 7 p.m. Sunday, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook; $68; (860) 510-0453, thekate.org.

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