Posts Tagged ‘ TBone Burnette ’

Crazy Heart – The harder the life, the sweeter the song.

Crazy heart has been nominated for a passel of big Hollywood awards, including several Academy Awards, Oscars and Spirit Awards. And why wouldn’t it. While it’s fiction, the story is very real. Amazing talent adds to the mix; Jeff Bridges (nominated for best actor), Maggie Gyllenhaal (nominated for best supporting actress ) and Singer-Songwriter Ryan Bingham (nominated for Best Original Song “the weary kind”) and let’s not forget the musical genius of one T-Bone Burnett.

I love this quote from T-Bone Burnett when discussing Crazy Heart and old time music.

“There’s so many beautiful musicians and writers and painters, creative people in general, and what most of us get is squeezed through this tiny bottleneck of ‘American Idol’ and things like that. I think it’s incumbent upon us who care about old time music and other kinds of music and art that isn’t in the mainstream to spread the word however we can. Movies have become a great radio station; people are in the dark with a good sound system for two hours, and I see that as a great opportunity to DJ.”

This formula seems to be working so far. One doesn’t have to look far to see the success old time music has had on the big screen. Look at the success we all have had since O’ Brother hit the screen.

Check out the movie. Give the soundtrack a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

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Raising Sand

Allison Krauss and Robert Plant what else needs to be said. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Bluegrass Icon + Rock Legend+Visionary Producer(T Bone Burnette)=one heck of an album.