Fort Worth based, Don Burke’s been singing nearly fifty years, in school and church choirs, in high school musicals, in venues as varied as bars, saloons, honky tonks, crab shacks, steak houses, officer’s clubs, campfires, hay rides, race tracks, VFW’s, marinas, festivals, and as a member of The Texas Boys Choir, even Carnegie Hall. It’s a career that’s taken him to forty-eight states, England, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Some of his biggest early influences were Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, and Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, but at age sixteen, when he sneaked into a bar to see a young Jimmy Buffett, he discovered a way to use his voice and guitar and take his audience down to the water. His Texas coastally-based story songs, featured on his cd, “Late on a Summer Night”, have enabled him to share stages with, not only many Trop Rockers such as Keith Sykes, Nadira Shakoor, Doyle Grisham, Kelly McGuire, “Sunny Jim” White, Hugo Duarte, Jeff Pike, Rob Mehl, Bob Karwin, John Frinzi, Jim Hoehn and Jerry Diaz, but, also as a member of the hot Texas Music scene, he’s been billed with legendary acts like Jerry Jeff Walker, Leon Russell, Billy Joe Shaver, Rusty Weir, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe “King” Carrasco, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, Davin James, Tommy Alverson and Larry Joe Taylor. For ten years, he fronted Trop Rock’s rockinest band, The Toucan Brothers.