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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Imelda May: Life. Love. Flesh. Blood.

Read "Life. Love. Flesh. Blood." reviewed by Doug Collette

Collaborating with Jeff Beck, Imelda May's kitschy presence as preserved for posterity on the iconic guitar hero's Rock 'n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) (Atco, 2011)is in stark contrast to the sultry black and white portrait that adorns Life. Love. Flesh. Blood.

Not surprisingly, then, the British chanteuse stakes out an equally sensuous, shadowy ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Peter Case: Peter Case

Read "Peter Case: Peter Case" reviewed by Doug Collette

The music on Peter Case's debut solo album is as pure and straightforward as the title of this eponymous work. And that's even taking into account the layered approach T Bone Burnett applied in one of his earliest production jobs. The seven bonus tracks illustrate how both this original material of Case's stands strong on its ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will." - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will."  - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

Bashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that “art is a holy pursuit." T Bone Burnett's keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Ribot Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Troy Collins

Renowned Downtown guitarist Marc Ribot has performed with everyone from famed roots producer T Bone Burnett to avant-garde legend John Zorn. Ribot's own efforts as a bandleader have been equally eclectic, ranging from the freewheeling Latin jazz excursions of Los Cubanos Postizos to the Albert Ayler-inspired no wave assault of Shrek. In 2004 Ribot formed Spiritual ...

ARTICLE: TELL ME MORE

Diana Krall: Rediscovering Vaudeville in Glad Rag Doll

Read "Diana Krall: Rediscovering Vaudeville in Glad Rag Doll" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Diana Krall is more than just a jazz songstress. She established herself as a solid interpreter of standards with her rendition of the Dusty Springfield's classic, “The Look of Love," making her mark with notable acoustic arrangements coupled with openly sensuous vocals carrying the tune.

Krall is one of the jazz world's uniquely eclectic ...

NEWS: RECORDING

T Bone Burnett: Benefit Album W. E. John, E. Costello, Gregg Allman

T Bone Burnett: Benefit Album W. E. John, E. Costello, Gregg Allman

T BONE BURNETT PRESENTS: THE SPEAKING CLOCK REVUE OUT OCTOBER 18 ON SHOUT! FACTORY On October 18 Shout! Factory will release T Bone Burnett Presents: The Speaking Clock Revue, an album showcasing 11 performances from a benefit concert at New York's famed Beacon Theatre that Burnett orchestrated last year with Participant Media. Proceeds from album sales, as with ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

"Crazy Heart" Trio to Sing at Spirit Awards

Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham will make what may be their swan song appearance together in conjunction with the film Crazy Heart when they perform one of the movies songs at the 25h anniversary Spirit Awards ceremony on March 5 in Los Angeles. Rather than singing the much-lauded theme “The Weary Kind," the best-song ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Best Original Song Nominee List Missing a Few Songs of Note

U2, Paul McCartney and Mary J. Blige are among those who miss out on the short list. While T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham are up for “Weary Kind (Theme From 'Crazy Heart')."

Oscar noms -- who got snubbed?
By most criteria, Paul McCartney and U2 have little reason to regard French ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Code Making Music Listenable

T Bone Burnett may have Neil Young and Bob Dylan singing a new tune.

The singers are among the artists critical of digital sound. But Burnett has been developing Code, a high-fidelity audio system that he says will improve sound quality.

Artists including Neil Young and Bob Dylan have made no secret of their distaste for ...

NEWS: RECORDING

T Bone Burnett's Tooth of Crime Release

T Bone Burnett's Tooth of Crime Release

T Bone's New Album, Tooth Of Crime To Be Released May 13 On Nonesuch

T Bone's new album is an outgrowth of a long-running collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard that began with the 1996 musical staging of his noted play Tooth of Crime (Second Dance) in New York. The songs are distillations of modern conflicts and ...