T-Bone Burnett

Country, Composer

1948 –


Who is T-Bone Burnett?

Joseph Henry "T-Bone" Burnett is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and record producer.

Burnett 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 Roy Orbison, Lisa Marie Presley, John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Elton John & Leon Russell, Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall, 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 also oversaw the music for the films Walk the Line and The Big Lebowski.

Burnett's songs have been covered by such artists as k.d. lang, Los Lobos, Sixpence None the Richer, Tonio K, Emmylou Harris, Mark Heard, Arlo Guthrie, Warren Zevon, Peter Case, and B. J. Thomas.

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Jan 14, 1948
St. Louis
Also known as
  • T Bone Burnett
  • Joseph Henry Burnett
  • J. Henry Burnett
  • T.Bone Burnett
  • Joseph Henry "T-Bone" Burnett
  • T-Bone
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • St. Louis
  • Fort Worth

on July 23, 2013


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