Violinist Aisha Burns is known for her many contributions to the phenomenal Austin-based instrumental sextet Balmorhea among other earlier projects, including folk rock outfit Alex Dupree and The Trapdoor Band (Idyl), which she joined in 2006 after moving to Austin from San Antonio. But during all the time spent recording and touring with Balmorhea, Burns had been engaging in what she’s referred to as “secret singing.” And anyone lucky enough to hear her beautiful singing voice would come to the same conclusion: Don’t keep it a secret any longer.
Fortunately, it’s not a secret anymore. Burns is releasing her first solo effort, Life In the Midwater, a deep reflection upon reemerging from life’s most trying moments, from crippling self-doubt to failing romances, with greater strength and wisdom. There’s no other way to put it; Burns’ voice is stunning.
Hear for yourself at Aisha Burns’ album release show tonight at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., at 10:30 p.m. Recommended.