BURKE INGRAFFIA TRIO
Live on WWOZ 90.7 FM
New Orleans, LA
August 16, 2007
01 She's Just A Girl
02 Woodpecker's Song
03 Oh Susanna
04 Pirate's Play
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Burke Ingraffia writes music that takes some of the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans and adds poetic spiritual messages with his well thought out lyrics. Burke's voice is clean and smooth. His delivery and tone has been compared to those of Michael Franks, Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Nick Drake, James Taylor, Cassandra Wilson, and Jimmy Scott.
On this live session, recorded on WWOZ 90.7 FM, the trio includes Burke Ingraffia (vocals, guitar), Michael Skinkus (percussion), and Dr. Danny Acosta (guitar).
Michael Skinkus has been a part of the New Orleans music scene for almost 20 years. He has added his special touch to every local genre: funk, jazz, Latin, rock, folk, and many other types of music that are beyond categorization.
Dr. Danny Acosta is a brilliant jazz guitarist who plays the 7-string acoustic guitar. Because he also is a college professor of mathematics, his playing is a rare hidden jewel in the sea of musicians that is New Orleans.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans music scene is alive and well. For more information please see http://www.burkeingraffia.com.
Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion on August 30, 2007
A NOTE FROM THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER:
Two years ago, New Orleans faced the most devastating natural disaster to ever hit the United States. For weeks, 80% of the city lay under water, hundreds of thousands of people were homeless (and displaced across the country) and it was hard to keep the faith that the city could ever recover. I can recall walking the streets of this great city three weeks after the storm, deserted streets except for the occasional soldier or other first responder bustling here or there. The music was gone. The laughter was gone. It was so quiet. Everything looked gray and ashy. It was so empty. It truly felt as if the city had died.
As the city has been rebuilt reborn over the past two years, it has been the job of the media to inform us of the slow pace in which people and businesses have returned to the area. While that may be true in some of the hardest hit locations, and trust me it is not due to a lack of effort, the media tends to forget that while people and buildings are important, so too is the heritage, food, art and music that gave this city such a unique identity.
How fitting is it that on the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina I am given the opportunity to share with all of you the new sounds of the new New Orleans? I really do like the idea that I can share with you a very unique performance, but I a really love the idea that it is a performance from my home.
I really do encourage everyone to take a second and give this (freebie!) torrent a try. Yes, it is MP3, but the recording is direct from the mixing board and is exceptional. It's only 28 MB's and should only take a few minutes to download. As we remember all the sadness and heartbreak of two years ago, it is refreshing to experience (and to share) just a small part of what makes New Orleans such a wonderful place to call home.