Inspired by memories of freshly fallen snow, chattering crickets in tall grasses, and whispering ocean waves, Ali Burress evokes a similar rhythmic trance and gentleness with the finger-picked melodies she writes and records. Ali describes finding “homes” within her songs—somewhere she can retreat in order to make sense of all of life's shifting tides. Her sensuously atmospheric recordings transport listeners to serene sonic landscapes, soaring above a sun-soaked valley or diving deep into a turquoise sea.
Ali performs with her Guild M-20, but records her songs with the sounds of her blue Fender Stratocaster, midi keyboard, vocal looping processor, and various thrift store instruments. Ali's passion for sound engineering has enabled her to record and mix her three most recent releases: "Dwell" EP (2017), single "Reconciling" (2016), and 5-song EP "This Wind" (2016).
In 2018, Ali embarked on a month-long international tour where she performed in over twenty venues including Fringe Festival shows, house concerts, and established music venues throughout Europe. With these new places and experiences swirling around her brain, Ali is eager to release her full length album in the coming months.
Photo by Adam Howard