Can’ t go wrong with Okies from Oklahoma, right? There was JJ Cale, now there’s John Fullbright and coming up next is Wink Burcham! As pure and fresh as cow s**t in spring. And I am sure some of the connotations do not do this fine singer/songwriter justice: so check this album out. A great compilation of the best songs of his latest two US releases on Horton Records.
Wink Burcham is an old soul with a song craft that belies his age. With a genuine reverence to the past, this Tulsa, OK artist has a knack for writing witty, heartfelt lyrics that immediately pull the listener into his stories, ala John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, or John Lee Hooker. The music easily slips between old-fashioned country, grass-roots folk, and Piedmont-style blues and is an important part of the New Tulsa Sound movement.
He’s recorded and performed at the legendary Church Studio, once owned by Leon Russell and the home of Shelter Records and was a semi-finalist at the 2013 International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN. In 2014 he made his first European tour, which has created a solid buzz and new opportunities. He played sold out shows in Europe with Pokey LaFarge and Dan Bern in 2014, and has shared the stage with Martin Sexton, The Gourds, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Jimbo Mathus, Dale Watson, and Ian Moore.
Wink’s latest American releases were “Comfortable Shoes” (a stripped down affair recorded analog to tape, with just him and a guitar) and “ Irene Vennie”, his 2012 debut studio release which was recorded at the legendary Church Studio, owned by Leon
Russell in the 70’s.
For this European releases, tracks from both albums have been selected to make for this highly entertaining and folky album that goes straight from the heart of Oklahama into yours.
Wink will be touring Holland in June 2015 (with Jacob Tovar):
Donderdag 4 juni Gemert – De bunker
Vrijdag 5 juni Zwolle – Straatfestival
Zaterdag 6 juni Eindhoven – Naked Song Festival
Zondag 7 juni Son – Sonnerie
Maandag 8 juni
Dinsdag 9 juni
Woensdag 10 juni Helmond – Lokaal 42
Donderdag 11 juni Tilburg – Cafe Weemoed
Vrijdag 12 juni
Zaterdag 13 juni Lage Vuursche – InThe Woods tbc
Zondag 14 juni Uden – Koffiehuys