Doug Burr Could Use Our Help (Weekend Sale)

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Around 12-14 years ago, when we were living in TX, we drove to the DFW area to see Bill Mallonee and Muriah Rose play at a yoga studio. After paying the “corking fee” on our bottle of gas-station wine, we settled in to our seats only to realize that there was an opening act. We rustled through the expected disappointment and figured we’d enjoy some wine and just make it through the opening set.

And then Doug Burr and Glen Farris started playing. I had never heard of them but I would never forget them. I don’t know if you’ve ever been blown away by an opening act, but I was that night. Bill’s set was great but I will always remember that as the night I was introduced to the music of Doug Burr.

Burr has been a mainstay of the Dallas music scene for years. He has put out five LPs of solid roots/Americana/folk/rock/pop, each one building on the others without ever losing Burr’s craftsmanship and regularly plays around the area to much-deserved acclaim.

But Burr, like many musicians, has held a day job during all of this. Until recently. On August 11, Burr posted a video to Facebook that he had been unexpectedly laid off and is looking for ways to supplement that much-needed lost income with house shows. The Dallas Observer reports:

Longtime fans of Burr may think he’s above small house shows, that his talent stretches far beyond someone’s living room, and maybe they’re right. But times are tough, and Burr says: “Why wouldn’t I? Why shouldn’t I?” He cites artists like Wil Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel) and John Vanderslice (The Mountain Goats, Spoon) as a couple of examples of larger acts who still play house shows.

If you’re in the DFW area, we would ask you to consider hosting a house show. If you are not in the area, you can still help. Burr’s long-time record label Velvet Blue recently posted this deal to Facebook:

"For this weekend we're offering :

2 of his cds 
'Pale White Dove' or 'On Promenade' for $7.50 each w/ FREE Shipping


2 of his 7" singles 
'White Night, Black Light' or 'Trembling Lips' for $6 each w/ FREE Shipping

> > > > > > >100% OF THE SALES WILL GO TO MR. BURR > > > > > > >

email me Jeff at Velvet Blue your order and he'll send you a link to pay :"

Please consider helping if you can. This is great music helping out a great person.

This sale is this weekend only so e-mail Jeff to pick up some great music at a great price and help a great person. If you’re in the DFW area, please consider hosting a house show. You can contact Doug through his artist page at Facebook. Or head over to Bandcamp and purchase, purchase, purchase!

Watch Doug Burr perform “A Black Wave Is Coming” from the album "O Ye Devastator” for {Automatic Buzz}™ Sessions.

Here’s “Red, Red” (Live at SXSW)

“3356 Romeo" - KXT Live Sessions

  • Visit Doug Burr’s official site.

  • Visit Burr at Facebook.

  • Follow Doug Burr at Twitter.

  • Purchase Doug Burr’s music at Bandcamp.

  • Purchase Doug Burr’s music at Amazon.