T BONE BURNETT
Cloud Hill Co-Founder and Music, Film and Television Producer
T Bone Burnett has been influenced by the work of leading urban thinkers Jane Jacobs, William Whyte, and Fred Kent to discover innovation in 21st century cities. This interest, coupled with his 50 years of experience in music and entertainment, has earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer and cultural advocate. He has successfully combined his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal through films such as O Brother Where Art Thou?, Walk the Line, Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, The Hunger Games, and Cold Mountain, records such as Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' duo, Raising Sand, and television shows such as Nashville. T Bone continues to be a champion for artistic freedom and a driving force in the elevation of culture through the Cloud Hill Partnership. As T Bone has said, "The goal of art is to create conscience." Like his vision for Cloud Hill, his life's work has been both conscience-driven and marked by real-world practicality.