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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Pursuing T Bone Burnett

I think T-Bone is a great artist and a fantastic producer who I've been following since his days in Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue band but I've always been mystified by his religion. I'm glad to learn that he's left the fundamentalists behind. Although it was mentioned he played with Elvis Costello I was surprised it didn't mention he produced "King of America," one of my favorite Costello albums. I remember reading an interview with Costello at the time and he was asked how he and T-Bone got along given T-Bone's religion and Elvis responded that they saw eye-to-eye on most things.