Distance and Fortune

Johnny Burke

Distance and Fortune

Dreamcar Records

Johnny Burke’s debut album was written and recorded over two years as he spent time traveling to every state in the continental United States.  All that time on the road led the Texas-native Burke to meet guitarist and producer Marc Ford (of Black Crowes fame) while in Southern California.  So with Ford’s help, Burke refined and recorded his songs during his long stay in the area and Distance and Fortune was born.  The album’s styles range as wide as Burke’s travels; his unique nasally drawl hints to his country upraising.  But don’t let that turn you away, his voice is the perfect complement to the forlorn, melancholic lyrics.  Distance and Fortune has a higher degree of polish than what I’ve come to expect from an unknown debut.  Burke sounds like an old pro all throughout Distance and Fortune, and I’m sure he will hang in there with the best singer/songwriters.

Released:  10/25/2010

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