Malcolm Burn

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Malcolm Burn
Birth name Malcolm Burn
Born (1960-10-04) October 4, 1960 (age 58)
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, Pop
Occupation(s) Record producer, engineer, musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts Boys Brigade

Malcolm Burn (born October 4, 1960) is a Canadian-born music producer, recording engineer and musician. In 2001, the album Red Dirt Girl by Emmylou Harris and produced by Burn won best folk album.


Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Burn grew up in Deep River, Ontario and became lead singer/keyboardist for the 1980s 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. Burn recorded again with Lanois for Bob Dylan on his acclaimed album Oh Mercy, and on Yellow Moon by The Neville Brothers and Living with the Law, which he co-produced for Chris Whitley.[1][2]

Burn produced projects with Blue Rodeo, Emmylou Harris (Red Dirt Girl, Stumble into Grace), Midnight Oil (Breathe), Patty Griffin, Crash Vegas (Red Earth) and Patti Smith (Gone Again).

Burn continues to produce, record and write music. He is making a documentary film tentatively entitled Touched about a group home for mentally ill people in Kingston, New York.

Awards and recognition[edit]



  • 1983 - Boys Brigade (Anthem/Capitol Records) - album produced by Geddy Lee of Rush
  • 1988 - Redemption
  • 1996 - After Dinner Mints (Handsome Boy Records) - under band name: Pregnant



  1. ^ Jackson, Blair. "Producer Malcolm Burn Steps Into Solo Spotlight" Archived 2010-12-31 at the Wayback Machine., "MixOnline" - August 2004.
  2. ^ Levine, Mike. "The interview with producer/engineer Malcolm Burn", "" - August 2005.
  3. ^ "Up To You". Discography. Blue Peter. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  4. ^ "NoMermaid". Discography. Malcolm Burn. Retrieved 16 March 2012.

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