Chris Burke’s velvet vocals combine contemporary neo-soul/pop with the classic sounds of Stax and Motown. His style ranges effortlessly from the grit of Stevie Wonder to the smooth R&B of Luther Vandross and to the pop falsetto of Daryl Hall. Having grown up in Henderson, North Carolina, then Birmingham, Alabama, he honed his vocal skills at Emory University in Atlanta where he served as lead in his a cappella group, with whom he toured and recorded 3 full length albums.
After college, in Atlanta, he was chosen out of over 6500 vocalists to be a part of the Today Show’s version of American Idol called Today Show’s Superstars, where he performed and was featured on national and local television and radio numerous times. Launching his career as a singer and songwriter after that, Atlanta and the Today Show experience would spring board him to the musical mecca that is Nashville where he continues to appear on stages all over the city. With producer/bass player Bobby King, he has put together an incredible soul band and has performed at many local Nashville venues, including a weekly residency. He has released several recording projects, including 4 full length albums of both original material and covers. For his latest studio album, he worked closely with famed songwriter Mike Reid. ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me: The Mike Reid SongBook,’ is an album filled with soulful versions of many of Reid’s classic songs.