Ky Burt

National Release Date: Oct. 4th, stuff 2016

The Moon & The Sea     Ky Burt

The songs on the debut EP, viagra The Moon and The Sea (Release date: Oct. 4th, viagra 40mg 2016), from alt-folk singer-songwriter Ky Burt, denote a significant period of change and growth in one young mans life. Shortly after being voted 2014 ‘Break-Out Artist of the Year’ in the Arizona Daily Sun, Burt made a life changing decision. Leaving behind the remnants of a broken relationship, and a no-longer fulfilling career in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a city watershed planner, he found the courage to pursue music full-time, reigniting the dreamer in himself, while traveling and spending time in nature. 

Hitting the road, in search of himself, he toured and adventured all over the West for nearly a year, eventually feeling drawn to the avant-garde folk and Americana scene of Portland, Oregon, his current home base. Here he began afresh, steeping himself in new musical collaborations, writing and recording, and pulling inspiration from a wide variety of American roots music to create an album full of stunning imagery and melodic depth.

The Moon and The Sea was recorded at Portland’s renowned Fluff and Gravy Records and Studio, and engineered by John Shepski (Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin), Justin Phelps (Gregory Alan Isakov, Shook Twins), and Juniana Lang and Matthew Zeltzer. All songs were written & produced by Ky Burt (banjo, acoustic and electric guitars lead vocals), and co-produced by Matt Takiff (fiddle, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals). Fellow Northwest musicians Robert Castillo (acoustic bass), Melanie Jean (harmony vocals), Barra Brown (drums, percussion), Paul Peresa (piano) and Brandon Mcintosh (sarod), also play on the record.

The opening track, “Deep Dark Woods,” with it’s honeyed banjo and soothing harmonies transporting the tune, speaks to the comfort and conflict found in a new and fleeting love after an extended period of solitude. Visions of the perfect lover and how unobtainable she might be are imagined in “Gloria May,” in the guise of the wild sea. Before committing to leaving his job, Burt straddled two worlds for awhile, setting up camp in the national forest, two miles outside of Flagstaff, while commuting to his job. There he experienced beautiful mornings full of sun and wildflowers, monsoonal rainstorms that nearly washed his campsite away, and big giant moon washed evenings. Those evenings with the moon, helped stave his loneliness and inspired him to write “Lady in the Moon,” and served as a catalyst to sever ties with his former life and embark on the new life journey he finds himself on now.

In support of the new EP, Ky Burt will be touring throughout 2016. He is currently at work on a new full-length album scheduled for release in 2017.