Berklee College of Music recently presented American Master Awards to legendary record producer, songwriter and recording artist T Bone Burnett, and acclaimed roots duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – both Berklee alumni – at a special Tuesday night edition of Music City Roots, the variety weekly music broadcast from the Factory in Franklin, TN. Welch and Rawlings took the stage after accepting their awards and performed songs including "The Way it Goes," and "Look at Miss Ohio." Burnett joined them for "Everything is Free."
Berklee alumnae Sierra Hull, Liz Longley, and Maureen Murphy also performed at the event, hosted by Jim Lauderdale. The American Master Award is presented by Berklee to industry leaders whose openness, generosity and deep commitment to music education have made a positive impact on the lives of young musicians, providing them opportunities to grow as artists and leaders.