Malcolm Burn

Malcolm Burn (born October 4, 1960) is a Canadian-born music producer, recording engineer and musician. Emmylou Harris's Red Dirt Girl, produced by Burn, won Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 2001 Grammys.

Malcolm Burn
Birth nameMalcolm Burn
Born (1960-10-04) October 4, 1960
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
GenresRock, Pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, engineer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums
Years active1981present
Associated actsBoys Brigade


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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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



  • 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. DeVivo, Larry. "Malcolm Burn: Recording Emmylou, Dylan & The Nevilles". TapeOp. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. Jackson, Blair. "Producer Malcolm Burn Steps Into Solo Spotlight", MixOnline - November 20, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  3. Levine, Mike. "The interview with producer/engineer Malcolm Burn", - August 16, 2005. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  4. Malcolm Burn Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  5. Jack Richardson Producer of the Year 2004 Juno Awards. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  6. "Up To You". Discography. Blue Peter. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  7. "NoMermaid". Discography. Malcolm Burn. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
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