T-Bone Burnett

~ Person

Legal name: Joseph Henry Burnett


Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and record producer. He was a touring guitarist in Bob Dylan's band on the Rolling Thunder Revue. After the tour ended, Burnett and two other members of the backing band formed The Alpha Band, followed by his first solo album in 1980.

Burnett has produced artists such as Autolux, Roy Orbison, Lisa Marie Presley, John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Elton John and Leon Russell, BoDeans, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, M2M, Natalie Merchant and The Wallflowers as well as Tony Bennett and k.d. lang on the A Wonderful World album. Burnett won Grammy Awards for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and for his work with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his songwriting contribution to the film Cold Mountain, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart. He founded the record label DMZ, an imprint of Columbia, and was involved with Mark Heard and Tonio K in the short-lived What? Records. He oversaw the music for the films Walk the Line, The Big Lebowski, and Inside Llewyn Davis, and the True Detective TV series.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Truth Decay T-Bone Burnett 3 2
1983 Proof Through the Night T-Bone Burnett 2
1984 Behind the Trap Door T-Bone Burnett 1
1986 T Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett 2
1988 The Talking Animals T-Bone Burnett 1
1992 The Criminal Under My Own Hat T-Bone Burnett 5 1
2006 The True False Identity T-Bone Burnett 1
2007 Proof Through the Night & The Complete Trap Door T-Bone Burnett 1
2008 Tooth of Crime T-Bone Burnett 4 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Twenty Twenty: The Essential T-Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 T-Bone Burnett Presents: The Speaking Clock Revue - Live From the Beacon Theatre T-Bone Burnett 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 A Place at the Table The Civil Wars & T-Bone Burnett 2
2013 Ghost Brothers of Darkland County John Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett & Stephen King 2

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