In the circles of Jimmy Buffett and those who have been compared to him, such as Larry Joe Taylor and Kelly McGuire, there is one Texas talent that has been kept too discrete for nearly thirty years. But no more! Time, talent, and tenacity have converged on a project from Don Burke called “LATE ON A SUMMER NIGHT.” This Doc Wesson / Curtis Tilton production brings more to the table than you bargained for. You won’t hear any island-inspired party melodies wrapped around forced rhymes and meaningless lyrics. Instead, Burke approaches each track with a passion much like Townes Van Zandt’s commitment to ‘the sake of the song.’ Don Burke’s focus throughout the album is on the song at hand, forever blending thoughtful and timeless lyrics with memorable melodies guided flawlessly by fellow MTM member Doc Wesson’s steady hand of orchestration. Burke’s voice is comfortable and ideal for the country side of his songs as well as the more tropical tunes on the album. The harmonies are blissful and every single picker on the disc is a superstar. These are true Texas songs about the view from a condo balcony in Galveston and the life and times of a circle of instruments on a Sunday afternoon. Burke immortalizes his friends throughout the album with songs mentioning Larry Joe Taylor, Tommy Alverson, Davin James, and many others. Hey guys, next song you write, mention ole’ Don Burke, will ya! Burke is the real deal, a Texas songwriter who loves the music more than the money, the appreciation more than the applause, and swears that if Texas were an island, it would be the most perfect place on earth. Get this disc today for only $11.99!
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