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T Bone Burnett Has Done Everything With Everyone

Writer singer, songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett has been on the scene since the late 1970s. He is perhaps the foremost crossover artist between the music and acting community. The list of people which with he has worked reads like a who’s who of modern show business.

Wikipedia’s profile notes that Burnett has produced for Roy Orbison, Lisa Marie Presley, the BoDeans, Natalie Merchant, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello and wife Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, k.d. Lang and others. The site says that he won a Grammy for the soundtrack of “Brother, Where Art Thou?” and oversaw the music for the movies “Walk the Line,” “The Big Lebowski” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Burnett’s website says that he has won 13 Grammys. Two of those were for the production work on “Raising Sand,” a collaboration with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Burnett is Executive Music Producer and Composer of the HBO series “True Detective.” He was Executive Music Producer for “The Hunger Games” and produced the companion album, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums at number 1 and was certified Gold after two weeks.

Other sound track credits include “Nashville,” “Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” “Crazy Heart,” “The Larry Sanders Show.” There are numerous others. Burnett was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for a song he wrote for the Movie “Cold Mountain.”

Above is “Driving Wheel” and below is “Palestine, Texas,” with John Mayer on guitar.

Wikipedia, Burnett’s website, IMDb and Amazon were used to write this post. Homepage photo:Kulturvultur

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