T-Bone Burnett

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Drama Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter americana folk rock rock alt-country blues producer folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Joseph Henry Burnett, 14 January 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Burnett, a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue in the mid-70s, is a highly regarded producer and songwriter. He grew up in Texas playing guitar in local bands before travelling to Los Angeles to produce Delbert And Glen and recorded a solo album for Uni. After touring with Delaney And Bonnie and the B-52’s, he joined Dylan’s touring troupe. When the Rolling Thunder concerts were over, Burnett founded the Alpha Band with ex-Dylan accompanist Steven Soles (guitar) and David Mansfield (guitar/mandolin). The band made three albums between 1976 and 1978. After the demise of the Alpha Band, Burnett made a solo album for Takoma which introduced his rootsy style and overtly moralistic lyrical approach. His growing reputation was evidenced by the presence of guitarists Ry Cooder and Richard Thompson on 1983’s excellent Proof Through The Night. He later toured with Thompson and Elvis...

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