Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ARTIST: Booker T.

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend, we definitely did. Logan spent the bulk of his on the road to go see some amazing acts at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington (I'm sure he'll be filling you in later), while I spent my last weekend in Utah camping in Arches National Park. Although it started off a bit rocky, it ended up a pretty amazing weekend. We didn't get in until around 1 on Saturday morning, so we spent a rainy night four-deep in the bed of my friend's pick-up and wondered what we'd gotten ourselves into. Fortunately, Saturday was perfect, and we spent the day hiking several of Utah's famed arches and off-roading in Moab's sand flats (we even did the "surprising" Fins & Things). To finish the day we camped on the edge of a beautiful cliff beyond the flats, just across from an impromptu waterfall (due to the sudden rains) - it couldn't have been more perfect.

One thing I learned this weekend is that Booker T.'s new album with the Drive By Truckers makes the PERFECT off-roading soundtrack. If you're not familiar, Booker T. and the MG's were an instrumental outfit in the 60's and 70's that fused rock and soul into one big awesome sound. On this record, called Potato Hole, Booker T. brings his trademark organ to the mix, and the DBT's bring their trademark dirty Southern rock. And the result? Like I said, it's great off-roading music. Here's a little Outkast-inspired taste to see if it's up your alley.

mp3: Booker T. & the DBT's - Hey Ya
from the album Potato Hole (Amazon/iTunes)

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