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Ky Burt


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    Small Town Dream
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    Midwestern Sky
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    Hard to Reach
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    Back to the City
Ky Burt’s debut full-length studio album, The Sky In Between features ten richly crafted songs rooted in the sounds and settings of the American landscape.
It’s the culmination of several years of intensive writing, performing, and re-working of songs, that span a Midwest upbringing, career as an environmental educator in Arizona, and ultimately landing Burt in his new home in the Pacific Northwest. Reflecting on connection, love and loss, the bustle of city life, the desire for and decline of small towns and quiet grounding places, it’s a chronicle of how nature is a guide for our lives, and how impermanence and the passing of days is both beautiful and difficult. It’s also an homage to ancestors, and the inherited yearning to re-root, reach for one’s dreams and build new life again. As Burt relates, “Life is not a straight path, it’s your own version of some crooked winding road that might just take you home again.”
A multi-instrumentalist (acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo) with a wide range of influences spanning Appalachian string music, old country, and contemporary folk, Burt pulls inspiration from a wide vocabulary of American root forms to create a sound full of stunning imagery and melodic depth. Born in the American Midwest to a long ancestry of craftsmen, farmers, and teachers, Burt has been seeding his own unique craft through the art of song since childhood.


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