Husky Burnette


The Blues are a religion and Brian "Husky" Burnette sho nuff preaches it. You can feel the testimony in his blend of Delta and Hill Country Blues with Rock n Roll. His music is gritty, soulful, southern, low-down and dirty.

Husky, who hails from Chattanooga, TN, has followed in the musical family footsteps of rockabilly kings Johnny and Dorsey Burnette. Husky has written and recorded his own music for years and toured with such greats as Roger Alan Wade, Hank Williams III and more. He has sat in with and shared the stage with many others such as Leon Russell, T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram and J.J. Grey & Mofro. 

Husky Burnette signed with Rusty Knuckles record label in 2013 and released his LP "Tales From East End Blvd." the same year. The album featured guest appearances from Shooter Jennings and Grammy nominees Billy Don Burns and Aaron Rodgers, among others. Upon release in August 2013, "Tales From East End Blvd." was well received and spent 23 weeks as a featured album on iTunes as well as New Releases Now and many more. A digital-only single of the song "Amazing Grace" followed in 2014 and in late 2015 we'll see his follow-up LP for the Rusty Knuckles label, "Ain't Nothin' But A Revival", featuring Andy Gibson (Hank Williams III), Col JD Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers/JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers) and more.

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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)