Sean Burns and band play toe tapping traditional country


Winnipeg based country and roots musician Sean Burns gets better every time I see him. Lately that is every couple of months as he tends to play handfuls of gigs around a regular gig at Casino Lethbridge, where he was this past weekend in addition to the Windy City Opry at the Slice, on Wednesday, July 11.

Sean Burns returned to the Slice for the Windy City Opry, Wednesday, July 11. Photo by Richard Amery
 As usually with the early starting Opry shows, I only catch the end of them due to being on the air from 8-10.

Luckily, Burns and a crack band including steel guitarist Ryan Skinny Dyck, drummer Tyler Bird, bassist Paul Holden and lead guitarist Ryan Funk were in the mood to play a lot.

 They had a decent Wednesday night audience of around 40 people two stepping to  upbeat tracks from his new CD “Lost Country: Music for Taverns, Bars and Honky Tonks,” heartfelt ballads several trucking songs and, of course, country classics like “Swinging Doors” and “Streets of Bakersfield.”

 He wound things down around 11 p.m. with one of the songs from his new CD “ Don’t Let the Highway Get you Lost.”

Dyck played sighing steel guitar while Funk added hot guitar solos throughout.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:25 )