Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The True False Identity

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The True False Identity

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THE TRUE FALSE IDENTITY T Bone Burnett (Sony, 2006)

T Bone Burnett entered the rock history books in 1975 when he left his Fort Worth, Texas home to play guitar behind Bob Dylan on the legendary Rolling Thunder Tour. In the 1980s he made a series of underappreciated solo records, but The True False Identity is his first work as a recording artist since 1992.

During that long interval, Burnett became one of America's most important record producers. He midwifed early albums by Los Lobos, Counting Crows, and the Wallflowers and one of the very best ones by Elvis Costello (King of America), among many others. He also created the soundtrack album for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which created a new audience for old-time and traditional American music.

As a producer, Burnett is all about the artist. The only thing his production jobs have in common is a clean, crisp, organic sound. So, of course, his return as a recording artist features harsh guitar sounds (from Tom Waits' sideman Marc Ribot) and lots of rumbling percussion. …

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