Kevin Burke is coming back to Tucson! This time as a solo artist, and we are thrilled to feature him in a house concert. Kevin Burke’s legendary fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. He established his reputation as a first class musician with his work in the early 1970’s, playing alongside renowned performers such as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band and with his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits.” During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including the exciting Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland’s long admired and respected Patrick Street.
Kevin’s contribution to music was acknowledged by The National Endowment for the Arts when he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA’s highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Previous National Heritage Fellows include B.B. King, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe.
Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he himself sometimes puts it. This is very evident in his live solo release, “In Concert”, a performance of mostly unaccompanied traditional pieces.
Kevin Burke will be performing on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:30pm. The suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please see our about page. Seating is limited.