burr settles 2


Pittsburgh US   Feb 2004


Artist Bio

Influences:   The winds of change.

hi! i run FAWM (mostly). i'm a science nerd and pop music junkie who grew up in the bluegrass, went to school in the tundra, and now i work in steeltown. i've been in bands in all of those places. for the 9-to-5 thing, i'm the research director at duolingo (https://www.duolingo.com) and do AI stuff.


february 1, 2019 will be the very last show for @deliciouspastries, my band for the last 10 years. i've been out of the habit of writing songs outside a band context. i've also been getting into building by own guitar effects lately (http://bffx.us)

all that to say: my 2019 new year's resolutions are to build at least one stompbox and record at least one song every month. who knows, i might make 14 in february. but some of them might be covers. this is very much a no-rules sort of year for me...


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  • @max  Feb 2019

    Happy Burrday!

  • @resonance  Feb 2019

    Hey Burr !! The place still looks great. 😉

    As an aside, I just wanted to say a heartfelt 'thank you' for whatever you're doing with Duolingo. My wife's a linguist/translator/language teacher and she got me hooked on learning Polish with Duolingo - we've even got my mom using it to learn French. It's a fantastic tool and we're all big fans. So thanks for keeping both FAWM and Duolingo alive.

    And man, I'd like to see that pedalboard at the end of the year!

  • @roy  Feb 2019

    Hi Burr! Hope to hear from you this year, even if it's just to throw demo sounds of your pedals up here!

  • @ericdistad  Feb 2019

    Ready for year 16? (which started 5 days ago and I'm just now getting around to saying hi to folks. yeah... my bad. )

    Looking forward to some new tunes from you! If you want to do something together, (and have time and energy) shoot me a line. 😀

  • @steviez  Feb 2019

    Just wanted to pop on and give you a much overdue 'thanks'. If it wasn't for FAWM (even though this is only my third year) I wouldn't have written some of the songs that have become favourites of mine.

    Good luck!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2019

    Happy FAWMING to you! Thanks for making such an awesome place possible. 😀

  • @suziewithaz  Jan 2019

    Small World Dept.
    I was at a ukulele festival in the middle Indiana in January. I met your mom! So cute. Let me know if travel near South Florida, we'll get a FAWM night together.

    (I promised her I'd write you a note. She represented FAWM.org well. )

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  • @calumcarlyle  Jan 2019

    Glad you're still very much involved with this, Burr, and hope to hear some interesting new stuff from you this year!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2019

    Thanks for all you do, Burr! Happy Fawming to you, sir!

  • @seemanski  Jan 2019

    Hey, just wanted to pop by and say a big thanks for your creation. Have a great FAWM.

    "this is very much a no-rules sort of year for me"

    Seeing as you wrote the rules it only seems fitting that you should be able to break them. 😀

  • @erinkelsey3 Jan 2019

    Happy FAWM!

  • @max  Jan 2019

    Thanks for everything Burr!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    Hey Burr,

    Your "Meditation" was actually one of my favourite things from last year. I expect great things from you in 2019. No pressure, though.