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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."

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