Susie Burke has been performing since the 1980’s in numerous settings, solo, band and duo. No matter the setting, Susie is known for the soulful way she delivers a song. Of her singing, Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe said “her phrasing is unerringly devoted to the lyric.” The diversity of those lyrics is also notable. With influences from traditional to new folk, swing to blues and beyond, Susie performs songs from a wide variety of sources, including her own compositions.
She has taught at a number of music camps for the last decade, teaching guitar and song workshops. Susie and husband David Surette, with whom she has performed for 25 years, maintain a teaching studio near their home in southern Maine. There she hosts a class called, “Singing for the Joy of It”, teaching songs by ear on the fly for the sheer love of singing together.
Susie has released 5 acclaimed CDs, and sung back up harmonies on many, and has performed in many areas of the US, as well as Quebec.