Released as a one-off project for MCA's briefly revived country subsidiary Dot Records, T-Bone Burnett's 1986 self-titled release is a wonderful stripped down snapshot of the singer/songwriter that is also a bit of a departure from the pop/rock side of his other work during this era. With contributions from folks like Jerry Douglas, David Hidalgo, and Byron Berline here, you can hear how Burnett, who would become one of the most in-demand producers for successes by The Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, and others, was a great fit for roots-music classics like the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack and Gillian Welch's debut as well. Celebrate T-Bone's birthday with us Monday night from 8 to 9!
Monday Night at 8pm: T-BONE BURNETT - T-Bone Burnett
By Martin Anderson • Jan 11, 2013