SESSIONS CURATED BY READ ADMIRE FEATURING JOHN BURNETTE
We're thrilled to kick off our March Sessions at South on Main, curated by Read Admire, with an intimate concert with singer-songwriter and contract guitarist John Burnette. Concert begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $8 or pay a $12 cover day of show. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Singer-Songwriter and contract guitarist John Burnette at work on follow up EP slated for early 2019 release
John Burnette has been a contracting guitarist in various groups and organizations since his teenage years, helping forge his unique style that combines the lyric driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy tinged glasses of a millennial in the South. His eponymous debut album was warmly received by the international music blogging community. John resides in Nashville, TN and has commenced production on a follow-up EP with an expected Spring 2019 release date.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Read Admire is an American guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Other hats he wears include chef, farmer, and environmental steward.By day Read runs The Urban Food Loop Project, a Little Rock based non-profit with the goal of making communities compostable. (Shout out to South on Main for being responsible composters since day ONE!!!) By night Read works his hardest to be someone Quincy Jones would hang out with.Read strongly believes nothing brings people together like food and music, and has built his life around both. Read has a degree in Music History from UALRand a Masters in Public Service from The Clinton School. From 2009-2012 Read helped build the Therapeutic Music program at the Arkansas State Psychiatric Hospital.In 2015 he worked for the South African National Youth Orchestra, touring the country with the orchestra as a program consultant. During his time in South Africa, Read lived and jammed with world class orchestral and jazz musicians, chatted with Arch Bishop Tutu at the symphony, and saw the youth orchestra make grammy award winning Finnish conductor Osma Vanska cry! (If you didn’t know, Finnish men don’t cry.) South Africa taught Read about the magic that can happen when friends gather to make music. So this month Sessions is about sharing that magic with you! Each artist or group this month was invited because they embody the magic that Read encountered in South Africa.
Musically Read is involved in several projects. His passion project is Belle Camino, a band he and his wife Claire Admire formed in 2018. Belle Camino means “the Beautiful Path”, and is one of the tastiest musical melting pots this side of the Mississippi.In this pot you will be sure to spot some roots rock, some soul, some R & B & Jazz, some samba, some Bossa, some chamber pop, and some down tempo electro bop. Good luck putting Belle Camino in a genre box, but here’s a fun fact for ya: Claire and Read wrote their first song together at South on Main while they were on their first date back in February 2016. Everybody say “Awwwww!”Read also plays guitar in 2 jazz combos, the UCA Big Band, Psalm 150 Gospel Choir, and is a member of the Place Of Harvest Praise Team. He can be found most Fridays 6-9 sitting in at Dave’s Place.