'True Blood' Music
Based on a series of Charlaine Harris novels titled 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries,' HBO hit series 'True Blood' is set in a fictional Louisiana town called Bon Temps where humans coexist with vampires, shapeshifters and other supernatural creatures. To create appropriate 'True Blood' music and atmosphere for such a mired concept, musical director Gary Calamar focused on using "swampy, bluesy and spooky" sounds and engaged local musicians as much as possible in the process. Calamar also hired renowned television composer Nathan Barr, who wrote the original score for the series using cello, piano, guitar and harmonica -- all of which he performed himself.
Golden Globe-winning 'True Blood,' which debuted on American television on September 7, 2009, has also benefitted from mainstream 'True Blood' music moments, including its Emmy-nominated title sequence -- a dark, disturbing set of images with a focus on sex, violence and religion that flicker across the screen to the sinister track 'Bad Things' by country singer Jace Everett.
Watch the 'True Blood' Opening Sequence
The soundtrack for season one of 'True Blood,' boasts an impressive and diverse roster of contributing artists including Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Dr. John.
Full 'True Blood' Music Tracklisting:
1. 'Bad Things,' Jace Everett
2. 'Bleed 2 Feed,' CC Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis
3. 'Lake Charles,' Lucinda Williams
4. 'Give It Up,' Lee Dorsey
5. 'Swampblood,' Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers
6. 'Play With Fire,' Cobra