I grew up in a small town outside of Boston that most haven’t heard of. We had a general store, a deli and 2 street lights. However, what we lacked in size or population, we made up for in heart. My hometown was built on 3 things; hard work, community and helping others. My hometown was a blue-collar working town where everyone knew each other. If something went wrong, people were there to help. If a family needed food, others would step in to cook for them. Growing up this way shaped who I am, the values I stand for and in turn, the music that I write. It also was the driving force in leaving my finance career on Wall st. knowing I could inspire others by pursuing music. I have traveled the world playing music and spreading the values that my hometown instilled in me. From a festival in Paris to a small bar in Georgia, I try to inspire others to work hard and help those in need along the way. Think of others not as strangers, but as part of your community. My song, If We Could See, hopefully inspires others to do the same.
Described as a cross between Chris Cornell, Chris Stapleton and Ray Charles, Mike Burke is a singer-songwriter with Soul, Rock and Country influences. As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Mike has toured nationally playing smaller iconic venues such as The Bitter End, Hotel Cafe and Joe's Pub to performing larger stadiums like Nationals Park and The Staples Center. He has also toured Internationally performing at MIDEM in Cannes and Fete de Musique in Paris.
Growing up in a musical family from Boston, MA Mike started writing and playing at a very young age. The genres of music he listened to growing up included Country, Hip Hop, Soul, Doo-Wop, Rock and The Blues, all of which can be heard in his music and seen in his performances today.
He has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Nashville Songwriters Association International several times and has garnered a dedicated following for both his music and his philanthropy. His song ‘If We Could See’ which was the title track off his second album won Song Of The Year at the 2012 Malibu Music Awards. Mike is currently working on his third EP which will be released late 2018.
A gig in the heart of Napa Valley
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