I get asked fairly often why/what’s behind the Burnsville name? Well there’s a little story if ya care to read, it’s not very long, since you asked …
My sister made this sign for my mom for Christmas one year, when we were kids, and it was on the kitchen wall for as long as I can remember. My mom cherished it.
When my mom passed away. I got the sign.
In 2006, as we were assembling a serious band, we searched for the perfect name. As fate would have it, my last name is Burns, and it seemed fitting to incorporate it into the band's name. We were a smoking blues-rock band, and "Burnsville" felt like a fitting choice.
But there's a more sentimental reason behind the name. It's a tribute to my mother, who played a significant role in my musical journey. She arranged for me to take guitar lessons as a child, on the condition that I practice every day. She held me accountable and pushed me to become a better musician. Without her support, I might not have pursued a career in music.
My mother's influence, along with my brother's early encouragement, inspired me to learn guitar and ignited my passion for music. I owe them both a debt of gratitude. So, in a way, Burnsville represents not just my last name, but also the people who believed in me and helped me become the musician I am today.