Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

T-Bone Burnett's Chapter and Verse

Charles Bermant, Unicorn Times, March 1984

T-BONE BURNETT STRIDES onstage alone, immediately sitting at the piano. He seems to strike a few soulful chords, wincing at every sound. He stands up, falls to his knees and twists his face into a sharp grimace. Suddenly he breaks character and walks away, as the piano keeps playing itself. Later, he tells the crows "remember Lenny Bruce, how they called him a sick comedian? Well, I'm a sick troubadour."

Total word count of piece: 1553

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: