SXSW Keynote: T Bone Burnett

Burnett first performed at SXSW 1992 as part of a free Willie Nelson concert at Auditorium Shores. In 2019, he returned as an esteemed, multi-Grammy winning producer and delivered a Keynote address that warned against the encroaching digital dystopia, as well as his view of the lack of humanity in the growing influence, and especially deregulation, of big tech. He also talked about the importance of artistry in countering this frightening future of pervasive surveillance and dehumanization.

T Bone Burnett

Artist, Electro Magnetic.
Multiple Grammy and Oscar winner Joseph Henry “T Bone” Burnett is a producer, musician and songwriter. He has collaborated with numerous artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Sara Bareilles, Roy Orbison and won Album of the Year and Record of the Year Grammy Awards for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand. Known recently for composing and producing music for the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective, his film work includes the five-time Grammy winning soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games, Crazy Heart and Walk The Line.

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