Rock

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

About the author

admin

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Our New Things: Links to Music Sites and Info on Analog Tech and Vinyl

TDMB has focused on music and musicians. We will continue to do that, of course. We're also expanding our coverage to include vinyl and analog equipment.

More specifically, we'll look at this huge and interesting world from the perspective of music lovers who want a better experience, not committed non-audiophiles.

Check out is some of what we've written so far:

-- Assessing the Value of Vinyl Records: An Overview

-- 7 Quick Tips on Optimizing Your Turntable Cartridge

-- Why Vinyl Records Continue to Thrive

-- Finding the Best Amplifier

-- Finding the Best Phono Preamp

-- What Speakers Do I Need for My Turntable?

Check out more articles on analog equipment and vinyl.

The site also is home to The Internet Music Mapping Project, an effort to list and describe as many music-related sites as possible.

Our Music

--A Tribe Called Quest to The Dick Hyman Trio (In other words, A to H)

--Indigo Girls to Queen Ida (I to Q)

--Radiohead to ZZ Top (R to Z)

Reading Music

The stories of the great bands and musicians are fascinating. Musicians as a group are brilliant, but often troubled. The combination of creativity and drama makes for great reading.

Here are some books to check out.

Duke Ellington brought class, sophistication and style to jazz which, until that point, was proudly unpolished and raucous. His story is profound. The author, Terry Teachout, also wrote "Pops," the acclaimed bio of Louis Armstrong. Click here or on the image.

🎼🎺🎻🎹🎷🎶🎵


What else is there to say? Here is the story behind every song written by The Beatles. Click here or on the image.

🎼🎺🎻🎹🎷🎶🎵

The Grateful Dead don't get enough credit for the profound nature of its lyrics. Many of the band's songs are driven by a deep and literate Americana ("I'm Uncle Sam/That's who I am/Been hidin' out/In a rock and roll band" and "Majordomo Billy Bojangles/Sit down and have a drink with me/What's this about Alabama/Keeps comin' back to me?").

David Dodd's exhaustive study tells the story, song by song. Click here or on the image.

Full Disclosure

As an Amazon affiliate, this site earns a commission on every purchase made. All prices remain the same to you.