McBurnett Group encompasses David’s history of entrepreneurship and collaboration. From Technology, Festival and Event Production, entrepreneurial guidance, mentorship, counseling, and recovery. McBurnett Group connects a wide array of talent and overall expertise.
McBurnett Productions encompasses all the music and videos that David McBurnett has created or collaborated in over the last 55 years as well as his concert, festival productions and logistics work. David McBurnett has ownership of several past shows, including three shows for HBO. David served as executive producer, producer and is the copyright holder.
Here are a few of the productions and events David has produced. There are many others he has produced or contributed to their production including: Meters Reunion, Neville Family, Doctor John with the Meters, Deva Premal, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Rainbow People Gathering and Calvary.
Executive Producer and Producer
In 1986, David produced his first national TV special, “Fats Domino and Friends,” starring Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Schaefer, and Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Ronnie Wood.” Fats and Friends” achieved the highest viewer satisfaction rating for HBO/Cinemax in that era.
Executive Producer and Producer
Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Rubin Blades, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente.
Spiritual Affirmations and Mentoring
David’s commitment to spiritual living and recovery embraces all the components of the McBurnett Group. His lifelong Buddhist commitment, his decades of recovery and leadership encourage his own growth and all those around him. These include AA, ACA, A.C.E., Laughing Heart Sangha, Plum Village, Mindfulness Meditation, The Radiant Shadow, Positive-Psychology, IFS, and The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
His legacy will continue to grow through his writings and effective personalized work.
Links to Support Websites
Alcoholics Anonymous (https://www.aa.org/)
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (https://adultchildren.org/)
Plum Village , Thich Nhat Hanh (https://plumvillage.org/)
Business Development and Consulting
Broward County School System
Distance learning for their 200+ facilities.
Waste to Energy Systems
Waste to fuel using gasification systems.
The Center for Food Innovation
Strategies for sustainable local growing.
New Orleans Music Company
Productions and promotions
Comprehensive writing resources
Services include but are not limited to:
• Treatment and Scripts
• Story Boards
• Business Plans
• Web-based Information
• Operating Procedures and Training Manuals
• Spiritual Literature
Projects in Work
David’s Musical Journey (Excerpt)
What do Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Paul Shaffer, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Dr. John, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Hirt, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Woods, Rubin Blades, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Deva Premal have in common? David L McBurnett produced all of them.
In a musical journey touching five decades David is responsible for capturing forever many of our most treasured musical talents while they were in their prime.
Sarah singing with Dizzy; Fats Domino, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis jamming together in a New Orleans nightclub; Carlos Santana and Celia Cruz joyously giving American the Beautiful a Salsa beat; Linda Ronstadt melting voices with Aaron Neville over Christmas and Deva Premal levitating the audience with mantras. This is a true musical renaissance man and his story.
Tools for Recovery (Excerpt)
Hitting bottom is often the starting place for recovery. One more morning not remembering what happened last night. One more failed relationship or lost job, one more day with the empty feeling deep in you.
Knowing that more booze or drug or money or sex or fame will not fill that hole. Aware that doing the same thing will give us the same result, that despair. It is a dark and lonely place that everyone who has experienced recovery knows all too well.
Thankfully this is where the light comes in, that ray of hope, a desperate, sometime quiet cry for help. That is fundamental foundation of any recovery, admitting that we need help. No, I cannot fix this on my own, we tried and failed.
The first place we ask for help is internally, giving ourselves permission to expose our need for help. Here we seek, with limited knowledge, a path to freedom. That can be simple admitting to a friend, partner, therapist, doctor, or higher power that you need help. The real test here is to accept help.
Thus begins a lifelong journey that is never a straight line. We must always remember that you put the oxygen mask on first before you attempt to help others.