The Blues are a religion and Brian "Husky" Burnette sho nuff preaches it. You can feel the testimony as he blends Delta Blues, Rock n Roll and Electric Blues. His music is gritty, soulful, southern, low-down and dirty. Husky, who hails from Chattanooga, TN, followed in the family footsteps of rockabilly kings Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette, writing, recording and touring with several national artists over the years. Two of which that stand out are lead guitar position for legendary singer/songwriter Roger Alan Wade and the supporting act on tour for Hank Williams III. He has shared the stage with many others such as Leon Russell, T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram, Col J.D. Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers/The Dirt Daubers) and J.J. Grey and Mofro. Husky recently signed with Rusty Knuckles Music to release his next LP, “Tales From East End Blvd.” in August 2013. The new album was recorded and produced by J.B. Beverley and Buck Thrailkill at Rebel Roots Studio and features Shooter Jennings, Billy Don Burns and J.B. Beverley, among others.

In 2006, after leaving his road band Polecat Boogie Revival, Husky Burnette set out to do his own thing, as a solo artist with a band behind him. He hit the road and toured the US, releasing the out-of-print bootleg EP 'Snake Oil Salvation' on his own in 2007. In 2009, Husky won 'Best Blues Band' at the FYI Awards in Tennessee/Georgia. After signing up with Cracker Swamp Productions, 2011 saw a huge step forward for Husky Burnette: the release of his first full length album, "Facedown In The Dirt", (named Album Of The Year by R/N/Z Magazine) and a guitar endorsement with Cigar City CBG’s company . In 2012 Cracker Swamp released two more for Husky: a split EP with The Jonny Monster Band entitled “Down and on the Split” and an acoustic EP, “The Stripped EP”.

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“Husky Burnette deals in just the kind of illicit substances I like best: a rough voice, a dirty groove and a foot-stomping beat. “

-Now This Sound Is Brave, USA


“They take North Mississippi Hill Country blues, drag it through a few hollers, douse it with kerosene and blow it up real good “

-Rubber City Review, USA


“Husky brings a rough, shambolic yet fist-tight blues that stomps, honks and grinds it out. My ol' neighbor lady'd say "That's Nasty!"”

-Rick Saunders, Deep Blues, USA


“I love the diversity he brings. When you go to see Husky you are first impressed with his guitar playing. His fingers dance up and down the neck of the guitar. Then you hear his scratchy voice and you’re thinking “a haw, haw, haw, haw!” Then last but not least he pulls out the glass slide and BAM!”

-Jim Boles, ChattaCountry, USA


“This folks, is good ‘ol Mississippi River white man’s blues, and damn good ones at that! The res is played skillfully, with detailed notes and slides that aren’t over used. The vocals are gruff and raw and fully emoted. It’s slow, lazy, and feels very much like the old songs from the great depression, which should speak to almost everyone reading this as we are on hard times these days too.”

-Wylde Bill Jackey, R/N/Z Magazine, USA


“Husky rocks it like a beast and that's how we like it, baby. Hunched, sweatin', swaggerin' and all up on ya. Think of a hair more traditional early Black Diamond Heavies, a grunge R.L., or a metal-influenced T. Bone Walker”

-Ignition Music Magazine, USA


“Very few albums pass under my nose that I can’t find at least something wrong with, yet I can’t bring forth any gripe about Facedown in the Dirt....what makes it so unique is his ability to straddle lines without crossing them...the groove is the glue that binds Husky’s great taste for tone with his top notch songwriting...”

-Triggerman, Saving Country Music, USA


“Facedown In The Dirt: My CD of the year...i f***ing love this beast!”

-R/N/Z Magazine, USA


“A Delta Blues-meets-Jimmy Page-circa-In My Time of Dying raw duo show...a seated, Son House-inspired blend of noise and nuance, his man Burma keeping time... Burnette's achingly slow-burn guitar work seems to be in the right place—which is more than most of your Alligator Records crowd can say”

-Nashville Scene, USA


“Moanin’ hillbilly blues. Absorb that phrase for a minute and you can imagine what you’ll get with Husky Burnette. With his gravel voice, juke joint blues twang Burnette is a present-day incarnation of the blues singers of the past. Get your cornbread blues on...”

-The Macon Telegraph, USA


“Do you like your blues raw? Do you like your blues dirty? Do you like your blues done with feelin’? Then you need to check out Husky Burnette!”

-SP Fanzine, UK


“Burnette's gruff vocals capture perfectly the raw sexuality of the sweaty strip club lyrics”

-Rambles.NET, USA


Husky Burnette can also be found on these recordings:

Roger Alan Wade - self-titled bootleg EP (2002)

Polecat Boogie Revival - self-titled EP (2004)

Anti-Horror - independent horror film (2005)

Polecat Boogie Revival - "Everybody Loves ANTiSEEN: A Tribute To The Boys From Brutalsville" (2006)

Olds Sleeper - "Plainspoken" (2011)

Clarkesdale Blues - documentary film (2012)