Joseph Henry Burnett, 14 January 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Burnett, a member of Bob Dylans 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-52s, he joined Dylans 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 1983s excellent Proof Through The Night. He later toured with Thompson and Elvis...
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