When Brea Burns saunters onto a stage, you can’t take your eyes off of her. Her hair is loud and glorious orange, her vintage leotards sexy and cheeky, and her voice as seductive as warm velvet.
The Arizona desert honky-tonk princess commands the room with her witty and clever, sometimes poignant and heart-wrenching, throwback country songs. Her music will which whisk you away to the dance halls of beer-soaked yore, while also giving voice to the evolution of real country music in the here, now, and the future.
For more than a decade, Brea and her Boleros have toured Europe, the United States, and Mexico…sharing stages with legends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Wayne Hancock, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, Dale Watson, Junior Brown, Joshua Ray Walker featuring Ditch Kurtz, and many more. She’s been rockin’ festivals in France and Switzerland and twanging in clubs from California to Tennessee, sharing with fans the intoxicating energy of an artist who is both confident in her performance and joyous. Maybe she’ll stand atop the upright bass like the royalty she is, presiding over her loyal subjects, or let a ripping steel solo melt your face into a pool of honky-tonk love. She may even grab your heart and squeeze it, as you crumple onto the floor, just another victim of a heartbreak-attack.
Yet Brea is a benevolent presence: She’ll kick your ass back into gear with a raucous rockabilly jam about getting drunk. Fun for all ages!
Brea ain’t no upstart rookie. Her father is a country music industry stalwart who moved the Burns family from their native Southern California to Nashville when she was 14. Their next-door neighbor George Jones may have never babysat for her, but a young Brea couldn’t avoid absorbing some of that Possum magic from across the street. She was drawn to the country music ethos: heartache, cheating, smart word play, infectious rhythm and melody, drinking (but not driving!), and, of course, that sweet, sweet steel guitar.
No doubt, when Brea Burns comes to town, that irresistible bouffant, her radiant smile, and come-hither laugh will draw you in, but it’s her true-blue country songs that’ll follow you home — and leave you hungry for more.