The Sunday Buzz Matinnee
CD Release Show
Singer-songwriter Jeff Burnham takes listeners on a journey across a gritty, haunted landscape, where sunlight flickers through the rain, framed in the tradition of Americana and folk-rock with heartland rock elements.
Music journalist and author Chip McCabe describes Jeff’s first record, Hard Luck Town as “down home and soulful… the perfect complement to an album collection that includes acts like Son Volt and Wilco.” A 2019 track by track review of the “Lost and Found” EP by columnist Myemuisemo described various songs as “Americana … with a touch of 1990s-era alt-rock optimism” and “Outlaw workingman’s blues.”
“The Insiders” is a moniker for recording projects and live band shows. During the pandemic, Jeff has been writing and recording in his home studio. His latest single releases include “State of Mind,” “What You Learned,” “Jaded,” and “Doing Hard Time.”
Typical solo & band performances include shows at breweries, bars, performance halls, arts & cultural venues, city sponsored music events, and music festivals. Jeff hopes to restart “Live at the Barn,” a limited music series he created to bring more exposure of his favorite regional acts to the local area.
Haunted by hooks and good old-fashioned songcraft, Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music making machine. The multi-instrumentalist and Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of the Brian Larney Band. He's an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” It’s as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960’s as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to.
Larney grew up in the Northeast obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of harmonizing. “ We didn't have a piano, so I would get to school at 6:00 AM and sneak into the choir room just to pick out songs and work on harmonies,” he says. As a songwriter, his early efforts were he says, “overly complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener—which span pop to bluegrass—and work as a gigging musician touring within a diverse array of bands, he gradually essentialized his unique songwriting style.