Festival of the Arts BOCA

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March 1 - 10, 2019

Constantine Kitsopoulos, 
Music Director

T Bone Burnett

Authors & Ideas: T Bone Burnett, Award-winning songwriter, producer & performer – On the Road with T Bone Burnett: Stories, Music & Movies

Thursday: 7:00 PM – March 1, 2018, Mizner Park Amphitheater

T Bone Burnett’s forty years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artists’ advocate.   Burnett is a thirteen-time Grammy Award winner, earning his latest statue in 2017 in the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media, along with collaborators Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and John Paul White.   T Bone’s first major foray into film was his 1999 collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski. He has since served as Producer, Executive Music Producer, or composer on numerous films and television series, including Across The Universe, Walk The Line, The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Crazy Heart, True Detective; Nashville, and The Hunger Games. In 2004, he was nominated for an Academy Award, along with Elvis Costello, in the category of Best Original Song for “The Scarlet Tides” from the film, Cold Mountain. For his work on that film, Burnett also earned the BAFTA’s Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.  T Bone emerged from a self-imposed hiatus as a recording artist in 2006 to release The True False Identity and Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett. He has since released Tooth Of Crime, a vibrant outgrowth of his long-running collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard. 
T Bone Burnett
Photo credit – Lester Cohen
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T Bone Burnett With 50-years’ experience in music and entertainment, T Bone Burnett has earned an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, film and concert producer, record company owner and artists’ advocate. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Burnett grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where he first began writing songs and making records. Burnett was traveling the country as a free-lance record producer when he 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. Burnett is an Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe winner and 13-time Grammy® Award winner. He’s 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 The Big Lebowski, 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. He is currently Producing and Narrating an animated series with Drew Christie called Drawn and Recorded. 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.

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