Tre Burt

Credit: Luis Rua

We get tons of emails (too much for me ever to go through) from artists; loads of them from folk singer-songwriters. For me, it can be hard to distinguish from one another when it is just a voice and a guitar. Every once in a while, a voice will pipe through the speakers and I will be transfixed. Tre Burt is one of those voices and apparently John Prine felt the same way.

Burt originally released this album in 2018. Prine took notice, signed Burt to Oh Boy Records and set to re-release this album. The influence of Dylan and Van Zandt is felt throughout but doesn’t come across as mimicry. Burt is clearly influence by the greats that came before him, but definitely has his own style. His voice has the way of pulling you closer to speakers to make sure you’re not missing a word. The title track asks some big questions without really giving any answers; it did make me think about my place in the great expanse. Undead God of War is a great statement on our current legal system; Burt has this knack of pushing his vocals at just the right moment. Real You is a love song for someone that you love but can’t find a way to make it work.

No denying that Burt is a special talent. Burt will be at SXSW and he is on my must-see list.

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Credit: Luis Rua

Tre Burt is about to become your new favorite singer-songwriter, cause he just became mine. His voice is weathered and rich with expression. His lyrics are captivating. I want to hear lots of more of his music and I’ll get the chance to catch him at SXSW. Here’s Tre on the track below.

“My partner at the time was the reason I found myself living in Melbourne for the past year or so, her being from there and all. When we split up it’s safe to say I was on a bit of a free fall yet the reasons it wasn’t working out had never been more clear. We were never able to see each other for who we really were, despite our incredible magnetism towards each other. It left me mourning what could have been and why it wasn’t.”

Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa or @HearYa

Tre Burt is on instagram

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