Burke Ingraffia

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Songwriter Burke Ingraffia has a rare lyrical gift in the Southern style of Mose Allison or Bob Dorough. A native of New Orleans, Ingraffia blends the sounds of jazz with the warmth of a folky acoustic guitar and his auspicious vocals. He has been a Kerville New Folk Finalist and has received awards from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in both the jazz/blues and folk categories. Burke Ingraffia’s 2020 album, Waves, received critical acclaim and features some of New Orleans’ finest musicians including Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, and John Gros and was produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Scott Billington (Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Professor Longhair, Bobby Rush).

“Burke Ingraffia is an anomaly. He’s serious about what he does, but manages to keep it light.” ~Lawrence Specker, Mobile Press-Register

2012 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival

“Something of a Renaissance Man” ~Vancouver Sun

“So much music these days tries to be either cool or ironic or transgressive or morose that we think a lot of us listen to music expecting some sort of formidable-ness. Ingraffia’s music, by contrast, disarms our expectations, gives us something kinder, more sincere and playful” ~ Image Journal