Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ky Burt

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


All ages welcome

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About Ky Burt

Ky Burt

Ky Burt is a nationally touring musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Portland, Oregon. His music features acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, and voice. He performs both solo and with a backing band of musicians performing primarily on violin and bass, as well as cello, pedal steel, and drums. He has shared the stage with Justin Townes Earle, Michael Howard, Tara Valerde, Jenn Rawling, Gabrielle Louise, Ian Fitzgerald, and many Americana and roots bands. His influences include both past and contemporary artists including Townes Van Zandt, Doc Watson, Gillian Welch, Andrew Bird, and Gregory Alan Isakov. In October 2016 he released his debut studio EP, ‘The Moon and The Sea'. John Apice of the roots music journal, NO DEPRESSION, writes "so, we will leave Tom Waits to tell us about the saloons, whores and carnival folk. Let John Prine nail toy railroad tracks to his kitchen table at Christmas, sing about his Mexican home while Randy Newman swabs us with political satire, short people, and money that he loves. Now we have Ky Burt to bring us to places where we might want to live - where there are wildflowers, rain, and we can take new journeys. Yes, there is a viable musical place for Ky Burt." Born in the American midwest to a long ancestry of craftsman, farmers, writers, and tinkerers, Burt has been seeding his own unique craft through the art of song. Time spent living in different regions of the U.S. (Appalachia, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest) has deeply informed his songwriting, exposing Burt to numerous local and regional musical acts, allowing him to develop an engaging, dynamic, and diverse musical performance for a wide range of audiences. He is scheduled to release his debut full-length solo album in the of Fall 2018.