11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Doug Burr is a singer/songwriter from Denton, Texas, who got a later jump than many others on his dream; he didn't become a performing musician until he was married and in his late 20s. But he works at a profession where the best songs come from advanced living and the benefits of hindsight and introspection. An acoustic-based midtempo song like “I Love to Hate You” is supercharged by its emotional honesty, while “Revolution Son Blues” features a grisly backup band emulating the best of Tom Waits’ later work. “No Human Voice” brings forth the pretty ballad that every learned songwriter keeps in reserve.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Doug Burr is a singer/songwriter from Denton, Texas, who got a later jump than many others on his dream; he didn't become a performing musician until he was married and in his late 20s. But he works at a profession where the best songs come from advanced living and the benefits of hindsight and introspection. An acoustic-based midtempo song like “I Love to Hate You” is supercharged by its emotional honesty, while “Revolution Son Blues” features a grisly backup band emulating the best of Tom Waits’ later work. “No Human Voice” brings forth the pretty ballad that every learned songwriter keeps in reserve.

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About Doug Burr

A singer and songwriter of uncommon resonance, Doug Burr was born in 1972 in Dallas, TX, growing up in a Southern Baptist family, the spiritual residue of which has been a lifelong influence on his musical endeavors. Burr took up the guitar at age 16, and by 18 he was writing songs. After a dozen or so years of home recording, open mikes, church performances, and coffeehouse gigs in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, he began fronting the roots rock band the Lonelies. In 2003 he independently released The Sickle & the Sheaves, an ambitious and atmospheric gospel concept album produced by Deadman's Steven Collins that worked around the themes of birth, death, and renewal and brought him a good deal of critical attention. The equally impressive On Promenade appeared in 2007 from Spune/Velvet Blue Music. ~ Steve Leggett

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