Jon and Ben Burchfield make music that inspires the soul. Classical guitar, midi-marimba, Irish whistles, and recorders make these two artists sound like an entire ensemble! The stylistic diversity of Appalachian, classical, jazz, renaissance, praise, worship, and gospel has attributed to the stunning arrangement that has put this Dove nominated duo in demand.
Their concerts are a combination of music, storytelling, and comedy as each plays off the other in a way that's entertaining and captivating. An evening with The Burchfields (two brothers who play nice together) can be described as reaching the ages. Prime timers love the music they recognize while young people are inspired by the arrangements and intrigued with the instrumentation.
Inheriting their musical influence from their parents, who exposed the brothers to an array of instruments even after moving away to a little town called Bourbonnais just south of Chicago, they were suddenly opened to a completely new world of music. "Being well grounded in gospel, spirituals, and mountain music, we soon found ourselves embracing classical, Latin, and jazz along with many other styles."
Just as the brothers were considering a full-time touring schedule or returning to Tennessee, they were nominated for a Dove Award for best Instrumental CD. That set the stage for what would become many years of concerts across the nation.
This year 2010 marks the brothers’ eleventh CD: Times and Seasons which highlights timeless classics and hymns interspersed throughout the twelve track album.
With songs such as "The Wayfaring Stranger," a spiritual/folk song which talks about a melancholic soul on a journey through life. The journey portrayed here are the trials and tribulations of life. Home is the final reward of reuniting with loved ones in Heaven. On this reflective mood comes the evergreen "Manzanita’" a Tony Rice traditional bluegrass/ folk classic (1979).