Kevin "BF" Burt
For the past 15 years “B.F.” Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest and dispelling “non-believers” across the country in his steady march on the blues circuit. His soul-inspired brand of blues is consistently compared to a range of premium artistry from Bill Withers to B.B. King.
Kevin is self-taught musician (harmonica and guitar) whose smooth, warm vocal presentation sets a mood of relaxed exhilaration, with a welcome mixture of serious music and infectious humor audiences of all ages seem to enjoy. His voice and presence are powerful. His unique delivery ranges from the sweetest, fullest, juiciest come-on to the most playful growl. Though he performs between 350 and 400 shows per year, he holds nothing back night after night and audiences leave knowing that. Kevin “B.F.” Burt has composed music as well as played a lead role in an off Broadway play in New York and Washington D.C. entitled “Klub Ka, the Blues Legend”, and has written and composed a soundtrack as well as playing a title role for a feature short film entitled “The Guru’s Game”.
He has won numerous awards, played festivals both solo and with his band, the Instigators as well as shared billing with many of the top names in music all over the country. Awards include Best Band in Iowa City (twice), Iowa Blues Challenge Champions, named “One of the top 25 unsigned blues bands in the world” by the International Blues Challenge Competition.