For nearly 3 decades, Kevin Burt, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame member (class of 2019), has been mesmerizing audiences with his powerfully smooth and soulful vocals. Paired with his unique harmonica and guitar presentation along with his quick wit, Burt engages with his audience touching their souls while tickling their funny bones.
Burt (born and raised in Waterloo, IA) dispelled the myth that there was no such thing as Iowa Blues by becoming the first artist in the 35-year history of the International Blues Challenge (2018) to sweep the awards by claiming top prizes in three categories: Solo/Duo, Solo/Duo Guitar and Harmonica.
In October 2018, Burt released his debut album Heartland &Soul with Little Village Foundation. The album recorded at GREASELAND Studios was nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album.
In February 2020, Burt signed with Gulf Coast Records founded by Guy Hale and award-winning Blues artist, Mike Zito. Their first collaboration, Stone Crazy (released October 2020), debuted at #3 on the Billboard’s Contemporary Blues chart.
While Burt spends a lot more time on the road these days, he keeps to his Iowa roots by continuing with his Blues in the Schools program and supporting community events.