As a North Carolina guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer; Burke writes, performs and records music of the American South with an authenticity that comes from years of road and studio work within various combos and solo efforts. Growing up in the small town of Candor NC Burke heard a lot of southern music including blue grass, country and early rock. Influences include Springsteen, Petty, Buddy Holly and classic country acts such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Through the years Burke has been the opening act for various nationally known performers such as Patty Loveless, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Jayhawks, Tommy Shaw and many others. Burke currently tours with regional favorite Melonbelly as well as performing solo shows over 200 days of the year.
Studio production work is done out of Burke's studio DB Recording originated in Concord, NC and now located near Pinehurst. NC. Burke loves working with singer songwriters and has a team of world class musicians from around the country available for live drums, keys, pedal and fiddle.
Burke's new original album "Desert Lights" is now available featuring 10 songs. This new album is reminiscent of the 60s & 70s era. . While still showcasing Long's strong southern vocals and roots guitar playing it is a newer sound with a bit more early rock haunting. First ever cover song included in his selection of originals showcases a wonderful rendition of "Happy Together" originally by The Turtles; showing a love of classic pop along with roots in rock and classic country. Desert Lights as well as his other albums are now available on this site as a CD or download. The low price includes shipping and many enjoyable songs. Click "Music Selections" tab for available options. (You can also still find him at www.cdbaby .com, and iTunes.)