This post was originally published in November 2018.
Although something about that blithe and raspy baritone will give you hints of Ritchie Havens, lyrically there is a distinct presence that elevates this from a folk replay to a moment of clarity. This sound will get under your skin.
Purpose-built to be, and mixed as, a dirty window on humanity, the stripped-down folk-band backing does nothing to hinder the raw fullness of the acoustic guitar, and the vocal is left as it was meant to be: out in front. Telling it straight:
“I took a ride on a carousel
and it was off of it I fell
for far too long my mind’s been spinnin’
and its hard to keep on
Just for the sake of keepin’ on”— Tre Burt
Tre Burt is a folk singer from Sacramento, CA.