While You Were Gone…
Junior Burke’s intelligent lyrical songcraft shows an impressive range of both style and substance, including deeply personal songs of love and loss (Black Eyed Susan, It All Happened While You Were Gone); keenly observed cultural commentary (What the Devil Loves, Key to the Kingdom, Blessed); and joyful reflections on the best of the human condition (Walkin’ My Karma, Cool of the Day). Burke renders every song on the album in a smooth, soulful tenor that invites the listener to share with him an intimate, intensely personal experience. His innate talent, consummate musicianship, and years of literary training are all on display here in full force. This debut album is destined to become an instant favorite.
While You Were Gone mines Burke’s life experience and unique point of view, traversing a landscape of love, loss and longing that continues to resonate well after the last note fades.
Bed Full of Blue
Tunnel at the End of the Light
Walkin’ My Karma
What the Devil Loves
Key to the Kingdom
It all Happened While You Were Gone
Cool of the Day
Don’t Look for Love
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY JIM TULLIO
AT THE TOOLSHED, CHICAGO
“AUTUMN ENDING”, “IT ALL HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE GONE” and KEY TO THE KINGDOM”, RECORDED AT CRC, CHICAGO, TRACKING ENGINEERED BY GUS MOSSLER. MASTERED BY DAVID GLASSER AT AIRSHOW, BOULDER COLORADO
Junior Burke and Friends perform at the KGNU Cabaret. Junior is interviewed to discuss his new album, Spot of Time.