Five Questions with Syd Burnham

This Saturday night the very talented rising star Syd Burnham joins us again at St. Ambrose! The fun starts at 6PM. Before the show, we got a chance to ask her a few questions about her career and music.

1. Has it been challenging to do so much touring at a young age?

There can be ups and downs of touring and playing all the time but being able to share and make music with other people overcomes all the small bad details.

2. What are some of your biggest inspirations, musically?

I am a true sucker for lady rockers so of course I look up to Grace Potter, Janis Joplin, Tori Kelly and Stevie nicks. Though I have grown up around lots of other music including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, The Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and other like those and they have all really shaped who I am as a person and musically.

3. What other performers have you been listening to lately?

This is kinda a difficult question for me because I am always listening to new music so to choose just a couple is difficult. I have recently joined a band called “Red Herring” and all the dudes in the band are super into Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, and The Who so I’ve been listening to those artists and artists like them. I also try to listen to local talent like The Sweet Water Warblers, Jill Jack, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers.

4. This will be your second time at St. Ambrose – what’s your favorite part, so far, about playing here?

St. Ambrose is really so beautiful! I love that it is nearly in the middle of nowhere but as soon as your there its so lively. From the church windows to the big barn and great outside space its hard to choose a favorite thing about this place but I think I would definitely have to go with the wonderful people that work there! All the staff and the owner(s) were so inviting and made a wonderful experience for me all together!

5. Do you have any exciting plans for 2017? Anything fans should be on the lookout for?

2017 is going to be a great year for music! We have lots of fun summer festivals planned and hope to maybe release some new music!

Thanks Syd!

And here’s a preview of what to expect on Saturday night from this performer …