Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns is from San Antonio, Texas and began playing violin at age 10. She moved to Austin when she was 18, and in 2006 joined folk rock outfit Alex Dupree and the Trapdoor Band, her first musical endeavor outside the classical realm. In 2007, she joined Balmorhea and soon after began tracking for their label debut "Rivers Arms." She has toured with Balmorhea and Idyl and will release her solo debut "Life in the Midwater" in 2013.



Selected Press

On her debut album, Life in the Midwater, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach.

  • NPR's World Cafe
  • Haunting in the vein of Glasser’s Cameron Mesirow but with the Americana roots of Gillian Welch, Burns crafts a dreamy musical style of her own dripping with beautifully intricate arrangements.

  • BUST Magazine
  • You don't hear voices like this every day.

  • American Songwriter
  • ...Burns’ voice is stunning.

  • KUTX
  • of searing emotion and deep thought.

  • Austin Culture Map