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Stone Crazy -  Rock and Blues Music By Kevin Burt

For more than 25 years, Kevin Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique, which consistently gets him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King.

At Home on Stage

Kevin is a self-taught musician (vocals, harmonica, and guitar) whose smooth, warm vocal presentation sets a mood of relaxed exhilaration, with a welcome mixture of serious music and infectious humor audiences of all ages seem to enjoy. His voice and presence are powerful. His unique delivery ranges from the sweetest, fullest, juiciest come-on to the most playful growl. Though he performs between 325 and 400 shows a year, he holds nothing back night after night and audiences leave knowing that. Kevin has had some stage acting experience in his short career. His role as “Papa Gee” in an off Broadway play called “Klub Ka, the Blues Legend” had a two week run at LaMama’s Experimental Theater in New York City was sold out each night. It ran originally in Iowa City, and then in Washington D.C.. Burt also arranged all of the blues music for this play.

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Kevin has also had roles in several other plays at the University of Iowa. Playing “Old Timer” in “Waking Niccodemus”. Also playing the role of “Whining Boy” in the acclaimed play by August Wilson, “The Piano Lesson”. Kevin also composed the musical soundtrack, and landed a lead role in a short silent film called “The Guru’s Game”. He also landed a part as himself performing in the independent film “Twelve-thirty”.

Kevin Burt Big Love

Kevin Burt has won many awards and played many festivals both solo and with his band, the Instigators. His awards include Best Entertainer in Iowa City (three times) Best Band in Iowa City (three times) Iowa Blues Challenge Champions, Named as one of the top 25 unsigned blues bands in the world by the International Blues Challenge Competition.

Festival Appearances

Festival appearances include: Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, The Blues Foundation International Unsigned Band Challenge in Memphis, TN, Blues-stock Memphis, TN, the 1996 Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folk life in Washington DC, the Iowa Sesquicentennial Festival of Iowa Folk life in Des Moines, IA., Boundary Waters Blues Festival, Grand Rapids, MN, No Boundary Blues Festival, Proctor, MN, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Iowa City, IA, Central Iowa Blues Society Winter and Summer Festivals Des Moines, IA, Freedom Festival Cedar Rapids, IA, Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Prairie Duchien, WI, North Liberty Barbeque and Blues Fest, North Liberty, IA, Blues Under the Trees Fort Dodge, IA, Bluesmore Cedar Rapids. 

Latest Release
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Kevin-Burt-Thank You Brother Bill A Tribute To Bill Withers

Kevin Burt, a distinguished member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, is gearing up to unveil his latest album, "Thank You, Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers," scheduled for release on January 5, 2024, through Gulf Coast Records. This homage to the legendary Bill Withers showcases Burt's captivating vocals, harmonica, and guitar talents, alongside his band, Big Medicine. The album, available for CD pre-order, was recorded at The Sound Box Recording Studio in Cedar Rapids, IA, with an ensemble featuring Scot Sutherland on bass, Ken Valdez on lead/rhythm guitar, and Eric Douglas on drums/percussion.

The tracklist includes soulful renditions of Withers' classics such as "Ain’t No Sunshine" and "Lean On Me," culminating in the poignant original composition, "Thank You Brother Bill," written by Kevin Burt himself. Burt, profoundly influenced by Withers, expresses a deep connection to the stories and songs that have shaped his own narrative. In his own words, "I hope to someday have an impact on someone else’s world the way Mr. Withers has had on mine." Experience the resonance of these timeless melodies and stories that transcend generations. Much love to Brother Bill Withers and to all who appreciate the profound journey of music. — Kevin Burt

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