You may have heard Howie Bursen's voice on Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. You might have seen his songwriting mentioned in PEOPLE MAGAZINE. Howie Bursen is an all-round musician.
CHICAGO magazine said: "Stunning guitar arrangement...".
FRETS Magazine did a feature article following the release of his album "Building Boom" on Flying Fish:
"He has the ability to dazzle audiences with displays of virtuosity..."
"Howie Bursen is unique." - Frets Magazine
"The guy's a genius!" - Come For to Sing Magazine
Bursen is not just a virtuoso instrumentalist. He's a respected songwriter, too. His "Small Business Blues" was recorded by Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Holly Near, on their album "HARP". Pete Seeger called it "an important song", and included it in the book "Carry It On", published by Simon and Schuster. Tom Chapin recorded it, too.
Until recently, Howie Bursen has been hiding his light under a bushel, - a bushel of grapes. After years spent as an award-winning winemaker, Howie is finally stomping out of the vat, to teach at PSGW.