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With 50-years’ experience in music and entertainment, T Bone Burnett has earned an unparalleled reputation as an innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, film and concert producer, record company owner, and artists’ advocate. An Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe winner and 13-time Grammy Award winner, Burnett has worked and collaborated with musicians across many genres, including Elton John, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle and Leon Russell.
Burnett’s first major foray into film was his collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski, and has since held multiple titles for numerous films including O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games, Walk The Line, Inside Llewyn Davis and Crazy Heart, for which he served as one of the film’s producers. He also has multiple credits in television including as the Executive Music Producer and Composer for the HBO series True Detective, and the first season of the ABC television series Nashville.
Burnett was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for his work with Jack White and Robert Redford on American Epic: a multi-part, multimedia project that explores the roots of music in America and around the world.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Burnett grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where he first began writing songs and making records. While traveling the country as a free-lance record producer, T Bone was asked by Bob Dylan to play guitar in his band on the (now-legendary) Rolling Thunder Revue tour, leading Burnett to form the Alpha Band with David Mansfield and Steven Soles. Burnett made three acclaimed albums with the group before making a string of solo records in the 1980’s at the end of which, he began to work in film, beginning with Roy Orbison’s, A Black and White Night.
On The Road with T Bone Burnett: Stories, Music & Movies
Accompanied by his guitar, film clips and decades’ worth of stories, T Bone covers everything from his early days touring with Bob Dylan and collaborating with some of music’s biggest stars to his love of Americana music and his immensely influential work in film. Programs run 80+ minutes with or without an intermission, including a 30 minute Q & A.
T Bone takes audiences on a tour of his work and collaborations with musicians across all genres, including Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Elton John, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Jack White, Taylor Swift, and Leon Russell, among many others. He is also the musical genius behind numerous films, including the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski; O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as Cold Mountain; The Hunger Games; Across the Universe; and Crazy Heart.