Episode #15: Sean Burns

Sean Burns (seanburns.ca) came into music naturally, he’s the son of a professional, hard-working musician. Between 2009 and 2014, Sean released four albums, each one more distinct and impressive than the last, and made a name for himself on the road.

Sometime after the fourth one, he fell in love and found his way to Winnipeg, where he quickly inserted himself into one of Winnipeg’s main hubs and training grounds for roots-based live music, the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. There, he and Grant Siemens (Corb Lund‘s Hurtin’ Albertans) became fast friends, and together they put together Sean’s talented band, Lost Country, and recorded a real turning point album for Burns, Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks.

Last year, he had plans to travel down to Texas to make an album with one of his heroes, legendary pedal steel player and producer Tommy Detamore, who’s produced and worked with a who’s who of American country and roots music, but COVID derailed those plans. Instead, he made one album at home and a couple inside the closed Times Change(d).

When he’s not making or playing music of his own, Burns is a longtime host of Boots and Saddle, Earth’s greatest country music program, featuring beautiful music by beautiful country music singers. That show airs on local campus and community station CKUW.

Recently Burns also joined the team behind print-only country music magazine, The Honky Tonk Times, where he writes The Northern Report, exposing Canadian talent to a largely American audience. That column recently evolved into a podcast called The Northern Report Podcast, where Burns interviews up and comers and Canadian music icons.

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Music Credits:

“Daddy Was an Auctioneer” is from the album It Takes Luck To Get The Best Of Me. Buy it on Bandcamp.

“My Old Self” is from the album Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks. Buy it on Bandcamp.

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