Jeff Burkhart is a musician, educator and artist in Durham, NC. He's currently working on several different projects including: a gardening project with a group of high school-aged kids, who are referred to as "365ers" because they're suspended from school for a year. This group is also involved in a photography project, in which Jeff is teaching the students photography and darkroom skills.
Jeff is currently working with two different groups of young "at-risk" children, introducing them to dramatic improv and writing as ways to investigate their own behavior. He hopes to continue to do this type of work in the public school system. He is also a GED instructor, and loves the energy and excitement created daily in his class.
Jeff is also a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer, and have worked with several bands in the past couple of months to produce promotional materials for them.
Jeff plays and writes folk/blues/oldtime music that is sometimes raucious and sometimes sweet and sad. He plays regularly in coffee shops and street corners in the Durham/Chapel Hill area, and is putting plans together to record his first CD.
His various interests in music culminated while he worked at a community radio station WFHB in Bloomington, IN, and hosted jazz, electronica, bluegrass and local music programs. ~ Jeff Burkhart
My Desert Island List:
Bob Wills Anthology
Gillian Welch, Revival
Bob Marley, Songs of Freedom
The Wedding Present, Seamonsters
Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
Jelly Roll Morton, The Pearls
Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, Live recordings 1967-1980
Charles Mingus, Blues and Roots
Hank Williams 10-disc box set
Wanda Jackson's box set
Billy Holiday box set
David Grisman/Andy Statman, Songs of our fathers
Pixies, Trompe Le Monde
The Carter Family, Anchored in Love
The Louvin Brothers, Bear family collection
Buena Vista Social Club
The Klezmatics, Possessed
Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch
Hank Snow, box set
Buck Owens, box set
Merle Haggard, box set
Bob Dylan, bootleg collections vols. 1-4
Johnny Cash, Bear family collection
Patti Smith, Gone Again
Charlie Parker, box collection