T Bone Burnett

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Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter.[1] He rose to fame as a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band during the 1970s. He has received multiple Grammy awards for his work in film music, including for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Cold Mountain (2004), Walk the Line (2005) and Crazy Heart (2010); and won another Grammy for producing the studio album Raising Sand (2007), in which he united the contemporary bluegrass of Alison Krauss with the blues rock of Robert Plant (ex-Led Zeppelin).

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T Bone Burnett
Burnett in 2007
Burnett in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Henry Burnett III
Born (1948-01-14) January 14, 1948 (age 75)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
OriginFort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer, musician, songwriter
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Sam Phillips (former) Callie Khouri

Burnett helped start the careers of Counting Crows, Los Lobos, Sam Phillips and Gillian Welch, and he revitalized the careers of Gregg Allman and Roy Orbison.[citation needed] He produced music for the television programs Nashville and True Detective. He has released several solo studio albums, including Tooth of Crime, which he wrote for a revival of the play by Sam Shepard.