International Blues Festival Champion Kevin Burt joins Tom The Suit Forst on Chasing the Blues 2, Episode 31.

For more than 25 years Kevin Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique which consistently get him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King.

Kevin Burt has won many awards and played many festivals both solo and with his band, the Instigators. His awards include Best Entertainer in Iowa City (three times) Best Band in Iowa City (three times) Iowa Blues Challenge Champions, Named as one of the top 25 unsigned blues bands in the world by the International Blues Challenge Competition.

Kevin is also recognized as one of the Midwest’s top blues heritage educators. This honor was given to him by the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver in February of 2009. Kevin is a registered artist, and artist educator with the state of Iowa Arts Council. He has also written and published a classroom harmonica method book called “Just Play It: an introduction to blues harmonica.” His approach is simple, education through entertainment. His program has been going strong since 1994. Burt plans to continue this work as well as his community work with Children and the arts. With the support of his family and community, good things will be happening for Kevin “B.F.” Burt in 2019.

In a comparably short career, Kevin Burt has shared the stage in one form or another with a who’s who in the music world. B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Bernard Allison, Junior Wells, Robert Lockwood Jr., David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Blues Traveler, Head East, Molly Hatchet, Three Dog Night, Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Chubby Carrier, Terrance Simieon, Dan Zanes, The Holmes Brothers, Tony Brown, Jerry Dugger, Ken Valdez.

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Chasing the Blues is a weekly audio podcast hosted by blues rock guitarist and recording artist Tom The Suit Forst. Now in its second season with 81 episodes in total, the podcast recently launched a YouTube television show on YouTube, with John Oates of Hall and Oates appearing in the debut episode. The next episode of the video series will feature Samantha Fish discussing the Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2021.

Chasing the Blues is sponsored by Blues Festival Guide Magazine, which Bobby Rush calls his "roadmap to the blues."

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http://www.BluesFestivalGuide.com
http://kevinburtmusic.com

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