"..Visual storytelling has always driven the Burnetts’ songwriting...their new album.. it unfolds as a series of vignettes unified by a central theme rooted in Texas’ colorful mythos."
- Steve steward, Fort Worth weekly
Burnett is composed of husband and wife duo Brandon and Jessica Burnett. Based out of fort worth, tx. Founded in 2017, they have combined soulful harmonies and folk music that lay the roots for their songs. The Burnett's vocals play a major role in each song. Inspired by the outlaw country music of their home state of Texas, the dynamic songwriting duo write original, high concept songs that raise the stakes of their music. Their influences of rock and roll show through their high energy and emotive performances.
Brandon and Jessica have been writing songs and playing shows all around the state of Texas since 2008. Jessica grew up singing in choir and they were both raised singing gospel in church. When writing original music, the music and rich history of Texas folk lore is an important part of their jumping off point. odd characters in interesting predicaments sets the stage for their debut full length album, Blood Gold. Self described as a "western folk opera", Blood Gold takes place in a modern day dust bowl, this story follows characters driven by the whispers of hidden treasures of legendary thieves and scoundrels of the old west, desperately seeking the thrill of the chase and the promise of riches. But at what cost?
The Burnett's love of movies and story telling shines through in a cinematic vision that is manifested not only by their lyrics but by their self made music videos that take place in historic areas around Texas. from denton's old alton bridge to the ghost town of terlingua.
Recordeded at Cloudland - Recording Studio in fort worth and produced by prolific engineer, Britt Robisheaux,, Blood Gold is set to be released digitally and physically friday, august 30, 2019 at Lola's Trailer Park supported by their friends and local band The Rye Boys. A subsequent Texas tour is in the works.
photo by jessica burnett
photo by hope andrade
photo by hope andrade
photo by vishal malhotra