Jeremy Burk

Jeremy Burk

 Seattle, Washington, USA

Jeremy's debut album was selected by CD Baby as an "Editor's Pick" and is receiving airplay on KEXP in Seattle and KUGS in Bellingham, Washington. Jeremy and his band play live on-air on KEXP Saturday November 14th at 6pm.


Jeremy takes listeners on a journey with every song, telling tales of shipwrecks and lynchings, of bullets and bloodbaths, of history, and of heroism. Pictures of men with their heads hung low, desperate, but resolved to keep thinking of a better place.

The contrasts of the rural and urban in the Pacific Northwest can give way to expansive impressions of emotion and sound. It can be bewildering and confusing to even those who have spent their entire lives here. One can go weeks in a slump of murky disparity, socked-in by the overwhelming grey, only to be rejuvenated by a short afternoon clearing. Such is what makes the long and difficult days of toiling at the monotonous pursuit of our commissions tolerable.

The tunnels are steep and long, and they take resolute determination to navigate to the other side. The light is dim. But when it’s still understood that the light is on, and when it’s known that the shore is still out there, the only thing to do is to keep moving forward. No one will say it is easy, or that it’s fair, or free.

These songs do not whitewash these realities, to be sure. Common struggles throughout, the nature of these reoccurring contrasts offer a perspective of hope firmly grounded in the strife of now. The juxtaposition of the urban and rural sounds color the palate with this shared theme. Whether plowing the field at the old farm in Arlington or construction odds and ends in the endless gentrification of Seattle, there is money to be made.

Unfortunately, it’s not getting any easier. Those who adopt a resourceful nature will have the most luck as they lay out their course. Fatigue is a given and failure is a brutal stalemate when there is no clear road to take. Sometimes the comfort of a collective story is refreshing enough; the triumph of simple determination can be uplifting. In other cases, should the need to escape become overwhelming, there is still time to drink and dance. In any case, I hope you find what you’re looking for.


Jeremy's Debut Album has been selected by CD BABY as an "Editors Pick"

Receiving airplay on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle, KUGS 89.3FM Bellingham

Title: I Hope You Find What You're Looking For
Label: West Advocate
Release Date: June 23rd, 2009

01. Clapping Song
02. City Jobs
03. Wayfaring Stranger
04. Well on My Way
05. This Has Got To End
06. Count Your Teeth
07. Sleep in Twos
08. First There Was
09. Strangest Things
10. Halfhearted Concept

Set List

- Clapping Song
- City Jobs
- Well On My Way
- Sleep In Twos
- Strangest Things
- This Has Got To End
- Count Your Teeth
- Hearts Less Heavy
- Half Hearted Concept
- Hold Her Down
- Sanctuary
- Wayfaring Stranger (traditional)
- First There Was (cover - Johnny Dowd)