The pandemic has been rich with inspiration for Tré Burt : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Burt's latest album, You, Yeah, You, builds on his previous work as his songwriting grows ever more sophisticated.

The pandemic has been rich with inspiration for Tré Burt

Tré Burt on World Cafe

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Episode Playlist

  • "Sweet Misery"
  • "Solo"
  • "Carnival Mirror"
  • "By The Jasmine"

Tré Burt's debut album, Caught It From The Rye, was released by John Prine's Oh Boy Records at the very beginning of 2020. Burt was hailed as a rising star – and then, as you might recall, touring and much of the music industry temporarily ground to a halt. But Tré Burt didn't. For a songwriter who thoughtfully documents what he sees happening in the world, 2020, while challenging, was rich with inspiration. His latest album, You, Yeah, You, builds on his previous work as he grows ever more sophisticated, empathetic and razor-sharp as a storyteller and musical philosopher.

In this session, you'll hear Tré Burt perform songs from that album – and we will talk about how he writes stories into song.

Episode Playlist