Malcolm Burn

Malcolm is a musician, producer and audio engineer with credits including hit album Red Dirt Girl for Emmylou Harris (Grammy Award winner-best Contemporary Folk Record 2001), Iggy Pop, Chris Whitley, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and The Neville Brothers. Need we say more?


Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Burn grew up in Deep River, Ontario and became lead singer/keyboardist for the 80's Canadian band Boys Brigade. Following the dissolution of that group, he turned towards music production and solo work.

In 1988 Burn relocated to New Orleans where he would work with Daniel Lanois (known for his work with U2 & Peter Gabriel) on a number of projects.

Their collaboration began with Burn playing keyboards and guitar on Lanois' solo debut record Acadie [one of our favourite records of all time]. He recorded again with Lanois for Bob Dylan on his acclaimed album Oh Mercy, and Yellow Moon by The Neville Brothers and Living with the Law, which he co-produced for Chris Whitley.

Along with those mentioned previously, Burn produced projects with Blue Rodeo, Emmylou Harris (Stumble into Grace (Grammy award nominee best Contemporary Folk Record 2003), Midnight Oil (Breathe), Patty Griffin and Crash Vegas (Red Earth).

Take a look at his full discography and to book a session please contact us.