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Rising Stars: Meet Jameson Burt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jameson Burt.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
To start at where I am today and go in reverse since we’re talking Nashville – I just got to play at the Ryman Auditorium which we all know is one of the ultimate venues, especially for any singer-songwriter. That was such a beautiful experience for me and one I will always treasure. Hallowed ground.

I’m on tour for six weeks across the US opening for Rival Sons who are dear friends and an incredible rock n’ roll band. The Ryman was my first date on the tour, so I got thrown right into game 7 of the finals on day one. How I got here is a journey of years of hard work writing, recording, touring, and just loving music and wanting to keep creating songs and recordings, and keep creating special moments for myself and a live audience.

This tour with The Sons has been really special for me, I’m very thankful to be here.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I think there are struggles for anyone who’s trying to create something. Hell, life is a struggle in a lot of ways for most of us just trying to do our jobs and have good relationships! I’ve had my share of obstacles along the way but the bottom line is I love making music and performing, so I keep doing it and keep trying to improve and grow as an artist.

I’ve been very fortunate in many ways to have had a great and supportive family and to be surrounded by so many talented musicians who believe in me and want to help me or be part of what I create.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a singer-songwriter and a performing artist from Southern California. I write songs, record them, and perform them live: Sometimes solo and sometimes with my band.

I work in the studio with my main creative partner Andrew Wesley Carter and have a wonderful group of musicians that work with me in the studio and on stage – Devin Beaman, Greg Velasquez, David Beste, my brother Gabe Burt, Nic Rodriguez, Justin Burrow, Blas Perez, Steve Carson, Dallas Kruse & Doll Knight – all these amazingly talented people who create things with me and help facilitate what I do.

I have to say what I’m most proud of is the writing. The songs themselves. I feel like whatever else I do in the studio or on stage, that’s my legacy or my footprint or whatever. The songs are what last forever and what I’m most proud of.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
Finding people who believe in you and understand who you really are and will encourage that – that is critical. I’ve been lucky to have talented people around me over the years who have given me opportunities in the industry, without wanting me to try to be something I’m not.

You get the others too – people who see something in you but want to twist it into something else. That never works. Or if it does, and you’re a true artist, you’re not gonna end up happy. So my advice is to find your voice and welcome the relationships that truly support you.

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Joe Lyman and Nate Dawson.

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