Since the quarantine began, we’ve been going online every Wednesday night to share music and stories. Please come join us!

This next show will be the night before Thanksgiving at 8:30 p.m. CT Wednesday night, Nov. 25, 2020. It says 6:30 p.m. on the link but that’s Pacific time 😉

For tickets, please click HERE

Please join Gary and Georgia this coming Sunday, Nov. 29th at 2:00 p.m. CT as they share stories and songs on their Middleman Burr Facebook Page HERE. They will be playing songs requested by you during the week…to make a request, please email us at: middlemanburr@gmail.com

Admission is FREE but if you feel inclined to tip:

Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/middlemanburr and Venmo: @Middlemanburr

See you there!

Do you have a favorite song that you’ve heard Gary or Georgia play at one of their shows? Would you like to own a handwritten copy of those lyrics and hang them on your wall? Georgia or Gary (depending on who wrote it) would be happy to write it out for you; sign it and send it your way. For price and payment information, please send them an email at middlemanburr@gmail.com

Music has a magical way of taking us back to a time or moment that was life-changing in our world. When you hear a certain song, you can remember where you were when you first heard it…whom you were with at the time…whom you lost…what you were doing…what you were feeling. It’s a shortcut to a memory that few other mechanisms can bring back to life so quickly.

Have you ever thought of having a one-of-a-kind touchstone for a very special event in your life? A song written specifically for a wedding… birthday… graduation… funeral… celebration?

Maybe you have a company that is looking to put its mission statement to words and music…your own company song that can be played at annual events to really zero in on your message and what your business stands for?

If a custom song sounds like something you might want, this is your chance to have two award-winning songwriters create that song and deliver it to you with a professional recording sung by either Gary or Georgia.

For more information, please email us at: middlemanburr@gmail.com to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION.

 

Each week since the quarantine began (which has been 13 weeks now) we’ve written a new song to play on our Wednesday night Pajama Party on StageIt … and then we’ve made those songs available for all you lovely people to listen to, right here. (We can see you. You’re lovely.)

Hope you’ll join us on Wednesday night at 8:30CST!!!! Follow the Middleman Burr Facebook page for updates! Or check our Virtual Tour page for all upcoming shows!

Handwritten Lyrics:  Gary and Georgia are offering signed, handwritten lyrics to your favorite of their songs. To inquire about purchasing one, please send an email to: middlemanburr@gmail.com

6/18/20
Our latest quarantine song is called “The Miracle.

The chorus says:   “I don’t want to leave before the miracle.”

Our new song says that you don’t want to give up and walk away because you might be walking away just before something wonderful happens.

This song is the thirteenth quarantine song Georgia and I have written.

We’re stopping now.

Sure, the next one might be the best one. But we’re done.

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When we heard that their Australian fans were waking up at 5 a.m. to catch our Middleman Burr U.S. online show…we thought “Can we at least do one show JUST FOR THEM at a decent hour?” So that’s why this show is happening! 8:00 p.m. CT Friday night, May 22nd. It says 6:00 p.m. on the link but that’s Pacific time in the U.S. and in Australia, depending on which city you live in, this show will actually be on May 23rd around 11:00 p.m.. 😉 People in U.S. are also invited to come watch!

For tickets, please click HERE

To view the show, you must set up an account with Stageit.com in advance. You can do that HERE

For time zone converter, click HERE

 

The Bluebird Cafe has always been very important to us and our fellow songwriters. In this stressful time when small businesses are not able to be open due to safety concerns, we wanted to do our part to help. So this coming Friday night, Aug. 21st, Middleman Burr will be performing live from The Bluebird stage and 100% of ticket sales will be going to The Bluebird.

Will you please join us for this special virtual event?

For tickets, click HERE

Monday Musings

Well, I did it.

I booked the session for this week. This Thursday we go in and start the record. MY record.

I went with a very stripped down band. I am not even sure what songs I am going to record. I have been writing like a fiend these days. I’m trying to stick to songs that I wrote by myself or wrote with Georgia. We have plenty of those. I have a couple of contenders that I have written with other people. One of them might slip in.

I figure I’ll do about seven songs with full band and then two or three more just acoustic, recorded here at the house.

I usually wait until the record is done before I decide on a name. I wrote a song about my Dad’s business that might make the record. My Dad had his own electrical contracting business the whole time I was growing up. I even worked at the family business for a few years. I was suppose to take the business over at some point but music got in the way. My Dad fought off the unions his whole career. He had a non-union shop but paid his guys really well and was beloved by them all. When his heart started to go bad he sold the business to his foreman. Within a year the union came in. Within another year Burr Electric was out of business.

I was thinking I might call this record Burr Electric.

That would work, right?

The record is a lot of songs played electrically with a band…so…”Burr Electric!”

I’m a clever little willy, aren’t I?

By the way…I really enjoy writing these blogs. I am not sure what I expected them to be…or DO for me…but I am finding it very cathartic to share my thoughts like this. Even when those thoughts are dim and inconsequential.

My Master Songwriting Class is coming out soon. I will be sending out all kinds of emails about that. I like to think that the class is totally separate from my Monday Musings. The musings were not setting you up to be pummeled by requests to buy my class. If any of you want to learn how to be songwriters…you’re going to be given that opportunity soon enough.

If you think to yourself…”Hey! He’s only been sending me these blogs so he can sell me something!!”

I beg to differ.

Picture it like a bodega with a gambling parlor in the back. You can browse around the bodega. Buy some baklava. Buy some gum. Who doesn’t like gum?

While you are shopping I might, in passing, mention that there is a card game in the backroom if you are interested.

That doesn’t make my gum any less delicious. Or my baklava any less flavorful and dripping with honey.

My Musings are my bodega.

My Songwriting class is the poker game in the back.

I hope that clears it all up for you.

I will let you know how the session goes in my next musing.

The day after the session I head to Chicago to play with Laurel Canyon, my CS&N Tribute band with Mark Hudson and Mark Mirando.

Somewhere in the middle of all that my class comes out.

Mmmmm…gum.