T Bone Burnett Producing Ralph Stanley Album for Own Label

Producer T Bone Burnett is following the multiplatinum success of his O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack with an album by old-time mountain music patriarch Ralph Stanley. The album is being recorded in Nashville and uses various of the O Brother musicians instead of Stanley’s regular band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. A spokesman for Stanley says the new project will not be bluegrass music. In another departure from form, the album will be released on Burnett’s own new label, DMZ Records, instead of Rebel Records, Stanley’s label of choice in recent years. Burnett told the Los Angeles Times’ Steve Hochman that he is forming DMZ Records with the Coen Brothers, the O Brother producers, and that it will not be aligned with Lost Highway Records, which handled the musical sequel to the soundtrack, Down From The Mountain. 10/22/01