Gregg Allman, Elvis Costello, Elton John, and Jim James Will Join T Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue
On October 16, T Bone Burnett will debut The Speaking Clock Revue at Boston’s Wang Center. The show will feature performances by Elton John & Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Punch Brothers, Neko Case, Jeff Bridges, Karen Elson, and The Secret Sisters. The Speaking Clock Revue will then travel to New York City for a performance on October 20, with Jim James swapping in for Neko Case.
The model for this event is Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue, as Burnett explains, “The privacy and the intimacy of the studio afford artists the freedom to create, but something thrilling happens in getting away from the machines and into the live communication of real time storytelling in the larger community. The first tour I went on, my first job in show business, was on The Rolling Thunder Revue, and I’ve come back to that type of collaborative and extraordinarily rewarding experience from time to time. We are looking forward with great anticipation to getting The Speaking Clock Revue up and running this fall and continuing it in the years to come.”
Tickets for both shows will go on sale September 27 at noon.