Susie Burke & David Surette
Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music, performing regularly throughout the Northeast for concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals. Burke's vocal style is at once stunning and heartfelt ("one of the finest, purest voices in folk music today" Boston Globe), and is matched by Surette's fluid fretwork ("he sets a new standard for traditional instrumentalists" Sing Out). Susie is also an exceptional children's performer, drawing on her unique background as a professional musician and former early childhood teacher.
Both Susie and David were awarded Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the NH State Council on the Arts in 1993. They have released six albums since 1990 on the Madrina Music label, to positive response from both critics and audiences. Recent releases include their duo CD, Sometimes in the Evening, and Davidıs third solo recording, Northern Roots. Together, they bring skill, taste, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music, and are bringing their music to an ever-widening circle of listeners.
offered: Concert, coffeehouse, and festival performances; seasonal (Christmas/solstice) show with Kent Allyn; instrumental and vocal workshops. In addition, Susie also performs solo for children's folk concerts, specializing in elementary school settings.
served: Adult, elementary school (Susie solo), mixed age, family/community shows
New England, Year round
Fees start at $600 duo; Susie is also available as a solo children's performer, starting at $400
PO Box 433
South Berwick, ME 03908
Alt. Phone: 207/384-8151
David is also available as a solo instrumentalist, focusing on a traditionally-based repertoire, through the Traditional Arts and Folklife Listing.