The Burned Launches a New Music Tour in 2018
Fronted by singer-songwriter Kurt Baumann, roots-rock band The Burned first exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with a celebrated self-titled debut album. Now, some years later, the band is reigniting its loyal fan base and working on new music for the coming year.
Listeners appreciated The Burned for its evocative tales, proclaiming the album “fantastic” and “worth every penny.” Television and radio responded well, too, with “Man Running” featured on NBC’s hit show Chase, “Make Believe” on CW’s Gossip Girl, and “Time” on ABC’s Make It or Break It. Regarding that first album, Denver Post’s The Know described the band’s impact as revolving largely around its front man. “While you might not have heard of The Burned yet, its mastermind, Kurt Baumann, is no newcomer … [He] has fronted psychedelic world music outfit Kan’Nal for a decade … The Burned finds Baumann exploring his domesticated side… at its heart, The Burned is a pop rock project that draws on blues and R&B influences and mines at least three decades of expansive, progressive rock for its challenging-yet-accessible sound.”
The Burned’s acclaimed first chapter had fans clamoring for live shows. Indeed, its first album (largely studio-based) was a success story that surprised even Baumann, who has since pulled together a full touring band to both record and perform the band’s music.
A Story Develops
Baumann’s writing style has evolved with the years, too. While in the spirit of the debut album, his new songs take on a storytelling, rootsy feel inspired by the epic “outlaw country” – think Willie and Waylon – he heard as a young Texan. He explains, “The new songs have been great fun to write in that they revive classic storytelling, but with rock tones and textures added along the way.”
With such resonating stories to tell and a sound so uniquely its own, The Burned is energized and eager to share from the stage what it has been capturing in the studio. “As a band,” says Columby, “we’ve synchronized in that rare way that makes musical space for your ears to listen, your heart to smolder, and for your body to move.”
For information and tour dates, visit TheBurnedMusic.com.