Wednesday, March 10, 2010

T-Bone Burnett's Songbook

Legendary music producer T-Bone Burnett was telling people at the New Yorker festival last weekend that he has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. He is expected to tap lots of his old charges - from Bob Dylan to Elvis Costello - to contribute to the songbook. "The gist [of the book] is top artists submit music they have never performed and will never perform - so the only way the buyer of the book can hear it is if they perform it themselves," said one knowledgeable source. T-Bone's last big hit was the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss "Raising Sand" collaboration. Burnett also scored multiple Grammy awards with the soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou."

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