To put in bold letters on your calendar:
During AmericanaFest in Nashville – on Thursday September 22 from 12:30-1:45 PM – Lloyd Sachs will read from and sign the very first book about T Bone Burnett, the legendary producer, singer-songwriter and soundtrack auteur, at Howlin’ Books.
Sachs will be joined at the legendary store, located at 1702 8th Avenue S, by the great T Bone protégé Joe Henry, who will sing a few songs by or associated with Burnett and discuss his experiences with him going back to Joe’s Burnett-produced masterpiece, Shuffletown. Henry will be performing at AmericanaFest on September 23-24 with Billy Bragg in support of their wonderful new album, Shine a Light.
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For those who can’t make it to AmericanaFest, and for those who can, there will be a gala Chicago celebration of T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit on Monday October 10 at the Hideout, the Windy City’s hippest club.
Sachs will be joined at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., by a trio of remarkable artists, Kelly Hogan, Steve Dawson and Nora O’Connor. These longtime friends and associates will dip into the vast catalog of songs written, recorded and/or produced by Burnett. (For starters, Hogan says she is eager to take on “Killing the Blues” from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand.) For more info about the Hideout show via 57th Street Books, which will be on hand to sell personally signed copies of A Life in Pursuit, read here.