T Bone has emerged from a 14-year hiatus as a recording artist to release two new albums, both in stores and online May 16, 2006: The True False Identity, which is T Bone's first studio album in 14 years, and Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett, a two-disc retrospective spanning T Bone's thirty years as a recording artist. The DualDisc version features vidiosyncrasy, a film created exclusively for this release which captures T Bone in a special solo performance of songs and spoken word.
T Bone will kick-off his first concert tour in nearly 20 years on May 23 at The Vic Theatre in Chicago . The True False Identity Tour will hit theaters and outdoor venues in 15 U.S. cities in support of T Bone's two May 16 album releases.
T Bone's band for the tour will consist of many of the musicians he worked with on his forthcoming studio release and on countless musical projects over the years: Jim Keltner on drums, Marc Ribot on guitar, Dennis Crouch on upright bass and Keefus Ciancia on keyboards.
Appearing as very special guest on the tour will be Jakob Dylan, who shares a long-standing friendship and musical history with T Bone. The two last collaborated in the mid-nineties, when Jakob's band The Wallflowers worked with producer Burnett on their multi-platinum Bringing Down The Horse album. Jakob will perform on all dates, except June 15 in San Francisco , for which T Bone will be joined by Peter Hayes & Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
If you're into internet games, puzzles and that sort of thing, you might want to check out Fear Country: The True False Identity. It's from the same person who designed the famous "Notpron" game, and it's based on the music and lyrics from the new album. Let me know if you solve it!