Agent: Tom Gold
New album Thank You, Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers (Gulf Coast) to be
released on January 5
“Vocally exquisite, musically phenomenal; a blues album to cherish.” – Blues Matters!
“A strong album that makes Kevin Burt one to watch.” – Blues Blast
2019 Blues Music Award nominee and International Blues Challenge winner in three categories Kevin Burt is a musician (vocals, harmonica, and guitar) whose smooth, warm vocal presentation and humor audiences of all ages seem to enjoy. Two of Kevin’s primary influences are Bill Withers and Aaron Neville and he has the ability to build a great rapport with the audience with his soul-inspired presentation and natural stage presence.
“Burt is a serious songwriter who knows how to craft music to fit his personality, and no one delivers this brand of music better than he does. … one should have no problem seeing why he took all the top honors at the blues competition – this guy is a real winner.” – Living Blues
“In this day and age where celebrity status is often conveyed on people with little discernible skills or talent, it is refreshing when the spotlight finally lands on someone who has worked hard, paid their dues, and actually deserves recognition for their talent. Such is the case with Kevin Burt,” the singer and multi-instrumentalist who created quite a buzz on Beale St. in Memphis during the first three days of this year’s International Blues Challenge, winning 3 awards !! – 1st place in the Solo/Duo category, the Cigar Box Guitar Award for best guitarist in Solo/Duo category, and the Lee Oskar Award for best harmonica player!” – BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
On January 5, 2024, Kevin Burt will be releasing his new album Thank You, Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers (Gulf Coast Records), the second album for the label, featuring soulful singer/guitarist/songwriter Kevin Burt and his band, Big Medicine, with CD pre-order available now. “Kevin Burt has been a force for years and is finally getting the International recognition he so deeply deserves,” says Gulf Coast Records founder Mike Zito. “His voice is commanding and soulful and his songs are honest and from the heart. On his new album, Kevin resonates his soul with the music of Bill Withers. They have a connection deeper than their voices. This album is a must for all Bill Withers fans and will bring Kevin Burt to the masses.” “Listening to Bill Withers tell a story or sing a song for me is one and the same,” adds Kevin Burt. “It instantly attaches itself to my soul. Mr. Withers told me in a roughly two-hour conversation we had many things that (pardon the pun) lean on today. One of those nuggets of insight was to ‘tell the stories that make me feel most vulnerable, that’s what people connect with.’ His story relates to my story. His songs relate to different points in time in my life like no other as an artist. I hope to someday have an impact on someone else’s world the way Mr. Withers has had an impact on mine. I hope that you enjoy the stories/songs as much as I have over the years. These are some of my favorites, not just because of the words or the story, but because of their attachment to my own personal story, I hope that I did the songs justice. Big love, Brother Bill Withers, and big love to you all.”
During his career, Kevin Burt has performed across the country and internationally at many of the most-storied music venues, as well as such major festivals and events as Chicago Blues Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, Telluride Blues Festival, Victoria Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Heritage Blues Festival in Wheeling WV, Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth MN, Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Reading Blues Festival, International Blues Cruise- Marseille, France, Huuhkajavori Blues Festival in Finland, Duvel Blues in Belgium and Grolsch Blues Festival in Germany.