T Bone Burnett
T-Bone Burnett (born Joseph Henry Burnett) is perhaps best known as a producer of other artists, such as Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Los Lobos, Gillian Welch, Kris Kristofferson, Cassandra Wilson, Elvis Costello, Autolux, and his ex-wife Sam Phillips. He is known for very natural-sounding productions. In his solo work, he is a respected, if quirky, singer/songwriter. He has also worked on the soundtracks of several films by the Coen Brothers (including the very successful O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which won him a Grammy Award), as well as Cold Mountain and Walk the Line.
In 1997, Burnett created new songs for the Sam Shepard play The Tooth of Crime: Second Dance, which premiered in New York City the same year in an off-Broadway production that featured Vincent D'Onofrio and Kirk Acevedo. A CD of these songs (Tooth of Crime) was released in May, 2008.