Saturday, May 2, 2015 - I will be performing during WUSB-FM's
Local Music Marathon. My performance will begin at 2 pm and can
be heard on WUSB-FM (90.1) on Long Island or streamed online at
2013 - I have signed on with Peter Holmstedt of
will be promoting my CD in Europe.
2013 - I received the first international review of my
CD from Rootstime.be, a
Belgian blues website. The review, which is in Dutch, can be
Feels Like Home review from Rootstime.be.
A rough translation appears below:
Kevin Burke aka Barrelhouse is a New York
based singer / songwriter / guitarist who presents us with his
debut album "Feels Like Home." His interest in the finger-style
acoustic blues stems from a trip he made through Nashville,
Memphis and Mississippi. He honed as his own way of playing
until he had a satisfying feeling. ... His music is a mix of
Blues, Country and Bluegrass played in different keys.
The man wrote all eleven songs themselves,
and especially the opener ... while the title track is the
fingerpicking style and vocal harmonies a great blues song.
Immediately after this the rapidly played "You Never Listen."
The brilliant fingerpicking and slide work wonderfully in this
issue are no less than impressive. The instrumentals "The
Cadillac" and "Maine in October" there are perfect to display
your full focus on the man's guitar playing and rest assured
that the speedometer goes up! ... The pleasant narrative "Day At
The Beach" has some apparently much needed break in the middle
of the song, but after a while the pace yet again the height of
His voice reminds me a lot sometimes
Loudon Wainwright III, but it is the strings game that
impresses. The fabulous "Nowhere In Sight" may be illustrative
here. Maybe a little slower but also breathtakingly beautiful.
The somewhat slower, tending to the country, "Business As Usual"
is for us one of the highlights of this release with the
inventive strings and harmonious singing. But the same can be
said of valve "Slappy" a country blues where the man once again
seems to want to get all the stops.
Barrelhouse, not to be confused with the
Dutch blues band, has a fine record on the market. He should
maybe some hits for monotony in his songs, but he is at once a
brilliant guitarist that lovers of the better acoustic work
absolutely must discover.
!Thanks to Luc Meert for the review
October 5, 2013 - I
performed at the 8th annual Perry County Barn Jam in Duncannon,
Pennsylvania. To see pictures from the event, please click
2013 - I have been chosen to compete at the local level
for the opportunity to go to the
Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in January 2014. The local
event is Sunday, September 8, 2013 at The Viking
in Islip, NY, from 2 to 6 pm and is sponsored by the
Long Island Blues Society.
$10 at the door.
July 26, 2013 - My
performance on the Martini Garden Acoustic Cafe Hour show can be
Acoustic Cafe with Kevin Barrelhouse Burke and Christine Sweeney.
2013 - A picture of me performing at the 14th annual
Hounds on the Sound benefit appeared in the Port Times Record
Newspaper. To see the slideshow, click here:
Photos: Hounds on the Sound in Port Jefferson.
2013 - Sayville Patch ran an article about my CD. Check
it out here:
Sayville Native Debuts First Blues-Country CD. Thanks to
Judy Mottl for the article!
2013 - I was mentioned in this week's edition of Good
Times Magazine for the Long Island Music Festival. An
advertisement for my CD also ran in that issue.
April 22, 2013 - I have been selected to perform at
the Long Island Music Festival. My performance will be on Sunday,
May 26th at KJ Farrell's in Bellmore, NY. My set begins at 8:30 pm.
March 15, 2013 - My CD got a nice review in the
current issue of Good Times
March 13, 2013 - My CD is now available for purchase/digital
download from CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com!
March 2, 2013 - I was a panelist at the "Meet and
Greet with Recording and Touring Artists," session at the 73rd
annual IBS (Intercollegiate Broadcasting System) Conference in New
February 16, 2013
I got to meet one of my inspirations,
following his show at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY. I gave
him a copy of my CD.
January 25, 2013 - The CD is now available for
shipment! Please click on the CD button above to order your copy.
CDs will also be available at all Barrelhouse gigs.
January 2013 - Artwork is finished and the CD is
currently in production.
November 2012 -
Good Times Magazine
published a short blurb and photo in their "Studio News" column
about the recording of my CD.
November 22, 2012 - Preorders begin for the "Feels
Like Home" CD, which is available at Barrelhouse's
STORE (PayPal only)
HERE (checks only). The CD costs
$10 (plus $2.50 for shipping and handling) and will ship in January 2013.
The first 100 orders will receive a numbered and autographed CD!
The CD will be available for purchase at all Barrelhouse
performances beginning in January.
November 2012 - Recording for the CD is complete. Next is mastering and artwork. Still on target for an early 2013 release.
October 8, 2012 - Barrelhouse begins work on his first CD, which will be entitled "Feels Like Home." The CD will be recorded
at PMA Recording Studios
in Medford, NY, with Paul Andrejack handling the recording process.