With enough farmhouse grit and rock and roll swagger to keep it out of the folk and country categories, on his sophomore EP Denver’s Hunter Burnette, puts forth an enlightening album of self-awareness. With soul-searching songs that ask deep questions and paint a picture of a young man becoming a more thoughtful man, and casting off the character flaws of youth, Burnette and his friends have created an intoxicating album of Americana that floats somewhere between alt-country and rock coupled with singer/songwriter narratives and some bluesy vocals.
Chris Daniels, the local legend and Colorado Hall of Fame inductee, called Burnette “One of the most exciting Americana/ Country/Roots songwriters and performers to come out of the West in the past few years” and with this self-titled release, the young songwriter lives up to the hype.
Burnette also caught the eye of Denver-local and the Fray’s, Ben Wysocki. The two began working together in 2017 producing Hunter’s first EP, The Good Life. After its release in early 2018, the two would go on to release a second single titled “Moment With You”, showing a much different side of Burnette’s musical palette.
Burnette is backed by a cast of some of local heavy-hitters, including Wysocki, Heavy Diamond Ring keyboardist Mike Lang, vocalist/guitarist Erika Ryan, King Cardinal’s pedal steel player Ben Waligoske, guitarist Eric Tate, and Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir bassist Jason Legler.