Booker T.

As a 3-time Grammy recipient, including the lifetime achievement award, this multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer began getting international fame before he was even out of high school with his 1962 hit, Green Onions.  His work with the MG’s also earned him a spot in the rock and roll Hall of Fame in 1992.  Known for his signature Hammond organ playing, Booker T. continues to leave his mark as one of the architects of American soul music.  On Canvas caught up to this talented veteran at the WXPN summer festival.

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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.

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