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Our new duo CD, Waiting For The Sun, is available from us by mail order or at our gigs. You can also purchase online at
Waiting For The Sun, the new release from Susie Burke and David Surette, is a diverse and distinctive collection of folk, blues, ballads and American roots music. Mostly original songs, as well as material from some stellar songwriters, this album finds the duo in top form. Susie's rich, evocative voice has never sounded better, and is ably supported by David's sparkling touch on the guitar and mandolin. The opening track, “Give Me Some Hope”, is an original blues number from Susie that kicks off with David’s rootsy guitar playing, and takes off from there. Three tracks (two of Susie’s songs and one by John Mayer) feature the fabulous harmony vocals of Susie and David’s daughters, Isa and Julianna Burke. Their voices blended with Susie’s make for what some listeners have already called one of the best trios ever. Isa also plays some rollicking fiddle on “April With the Flying Bow”, Susie’s ode to music and the passing on of tradition. Some of New England's finest talent joins in on both electric and upright bass (Kent Allyn, Steve Roy), drums (PJ Donahue), and pedal steel (Bruce Derr), adding their remarkable gifts to the project. Songs of hope (Pete Morton’s “Another Train”, Susie’s “Time Marches On”), love that lasts (David’s “Give Me One More Day”, O’Brien and Alger’s “Like I Used To Do”), ambivalence about new love (Susie’s “I Don’t Want To Love You”), the power of music (Jesse Winchester’s “I Turn To My Guitar”, “April...”) and more are here, including several numbers that concert-goers have often requested. Come out to a show, pick up a copy of Waiting For The Sun, and see and hear what folk fans all over New England have known for years: Susie and David are the real deal.
Sun Dog Track listing
A Lot of Sir John
Ukalele Stomp
Sun Dog
Frog's Legs
Atlantic Slack Key
Red Bird's Song
Cold Rain
Rags LeGrand Memorial Two-Step

Wonderland Track listing
Christ Was Born in Bethlehem
Winter Wonderland
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Dormi, Dormi, Bel Bambin
Joy to the World/Ding Dong, Merrily on High
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Pat A Pan
Christmas in the Trenches
This is the Year
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Cover for When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing
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Susie Burke: vocals, guitar
David Surette: guitar, cittern, mandolin, harmony vocals
Kent Allyn: piano, fretless bass, electric guitar, harmony vocals
PJ Donahue: drums, percussion


Track listing
I Will Be Here
Hurting Sure
The Seeds of Love
This Is the Year
Richard Cote
Beau Rossignol
My Love Is in America
Blind Mary/The Rambling Pitchfork
Cool of the Day
I'm Not That Girl
All My Life
Fashioned in the Clay

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Susie Burke & David Surette
When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing


Track listing
Lass of Patie's Mill/Rambling Pitchfork/Tobin’s Favorite
Wagoner/June Apple
Vieni Sul Mar
Bonaparte’s Retreat/Bonaparte’s March
Watson Blues
Blue Mt.
Belf's Khusidl/Purim Nign
Dubuque/Windy Skies/Little Moses
Puppy Belly Dance
Heart of the Heartland
Uncle Joe’s 19th Nervous Breakdown

March Mandolin Festival

Seth Austen: mandolin, mandola
Susie Burke: vocals, guitar
Skip Gorman: mandolin, guitar, vocals
Peter Ostroushko: mandolin
David Surette: mandolin, guitar, cittern

The limited edition CD is available by mail for $14, which includes shipping. Please send a check to David Surette, PO Box 433, South Berwick ME 03908. (207)384-8151



David Surette Northern Roots
CD release concert

Northern Roots, the new CD from guitarist and mandolinist David Surette

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Northern Roots, from guitarist and mandolinist David Surette. Northern Roots is the first album to feature the guitar and mandolin in a program of all-traditional, New England-based dance music; it marks as well Surette's first return to solo recording since 1996's Trip to Kemper (which was selected by Yankee Magazine as one of their "Top Forty" essential New England CDs). With this new release, his seventh CD, Surette draws on his background as an experienced dance and session player, as well as his solo guitar arranging skills, to create a fresh, vibrant treatment of New England music.

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Susie Burke

David and Susie

Lucky Stars

Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes in the Evening


David Surette


Trip to Kemper

Down The Brae (Book)

  (with Rodney Miller)  




New Leaf

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