John Burke
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John Burke

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"The Broken Heart of Dixie" -soon to be released



I am a songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. I write what i want to, and i play what i feel. My tunes fall into many genes but are based in good ol' southern roots music. in 2008, I recorded my first record, "The Broken Heart of Dixie". I plan on releasing TBHD as soon as I can find myself a sugar mama. I play all instruments on the recordings, (guitar, bass, vocals, harmonica, wurlitzer, drums, shakers, and one mean ass tambourine) and I love to play shows with my band, THE DICKINS.

The Dickins are some of the best musicians you will witness anywhere. Grey Watson (white elephants/ sorry saints/ goodnight nobodies/ bob & the vonnies) is a longtime friend of mine and an all around beautiful guitar player. Matt Greene (sorry saints/white elephants) is a songwriter who has been kind enough to lend me some inspiring low end. He plays many instruments, and he has been blessed with voice of a bird. Greene comes from the Shoals area of Alabama and brings with him a great tradition of musicianship and drunkenness. Alan Rosser (Cantus Gumbo/ Bob & the Vonnies) keeps me and everybody else grinning and sinning right on time...

In the past few years I have performed in the Birmingham area under various names and arrangements such as Cantus Gumbo, Mandi Rae & Westover Water, Druggs Bunny. Recently I have had the opportunity to lend my music to music to local non profits Hand in Paw (Picasso Pets/Bark for a Park) and Red Mountain Park (Red Mt Park Benefit), as well as a fundraiser for the first annual Birmingham Folk Festival (Speakeasy)