T Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue (Shout Factory / Universal Music Canada)

As a producer, T Bone Burnett’s stock couldn’t be higher these days. While he has long held a reputation as working with some of music’s best artists, this compilation shows Burnett’s musical tastes are impeccable. Recorded at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, the compilation is very much rooted in the folk and bluegrass vein and sports a cast of musicians including Gregg Allman, Elton John & Leon Russell, Karen Elson (the former Mrs. Jack White), Neko Case and Elvis Costello. The concert, held to support The Participant Foundation, supports music and arts education in the American school system. Who better to lead the charge than this outstanding group of musicians?