Aisha Burns - Argonauta
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and currently residing in Beverly, Massachusetts, violinist, vocalist and songwriter Aisha Burns began playing violin when she was 10 years old, and has been touring and recording since 2006. Soon after moving to Austin in 2005, she gained her start with folk-rock outfit Alex Dupree and the Trapdoor Band, and joined the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea on violin in 2007. After years of secret singing, she released her solo debut Life in the Midwater in 2013. Called "twisting, ethereal...arresting" by Dazed Magazine, and praised for its "delicate intimacy" by NPR, Life in the Midwater explored mortality and relationships with candor and wisdom. Her new album Argonauta, is a collection of songs about her struggle with the grief of losing her mother, while also navigating a new relationship, and ultimately trying to figure out what the new normal is for her life. Burns explains, “Argonauta is the child of a strange chasm in my life, the space where both unfathomable, debilitating loss and new love and hope reside. In an attempt to process this romantic love, the loss of my mother who lived her life as my confidant and dearest friend, and the hope of someday gaining acceptance of life’s ever-shifting cycles, these songs emerged. I had to write this record to give voice to the depression, anxiety and uncertainty I endured while grieving.
Aisha has been a member of Balmorhea for 10 years. R.I.Y.L. Aldous Harding, Bedouine, Marissa Nadler, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell. “Haunting…dreamy…dripping with beautifully intricate arrangements.” BUST MAGAZINE // “You don't hear voices like this every day.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER // "twisting, ethereal…arresting" DAZED // “On her debut album, Life in the Midwater, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach.” NPR'S WORLD CAFÉ //