Betty Burke

AM signals from a parallel present

About Betty Burke

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Playing AM radio hits from a parallel universe, Betty Burke evokes darker images of transient and unsettled relationships between people and their environments, and situations of opportunity and despair. Founded by novelist and playwright Maggie MacDonald (The Hidden Cameras, Republic of Safety, The Barcelona Pavilion), Betty Burke includes multitalented musician/publisher/activists Jo Snyder and Sheila Sampath on guitar, bass and organ. Formerly of bands CN Power and The Airfields, Sheila is the Art and Editorial Director of Shameless Magazine; the magazine’s Editor, Jo Snyder, spent ten years touring with Winnipeg-based punk bands Sixty Stories and Anthem Red, and continues to tour as a solo performer. Betty Burke’s first EP The Dirty Mouth of The St Lawrence River, recorded with producer James Bunton (Ohbijou, Diamond Rings), was released with Blocks Recording Club in February 2011.

Photo by Jennifer Rowsom


Written by bettyburkeband

January 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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  1. Where can I buy your records? I heard New Job on BBC 6Music and I can only listen to it via MySpace…..I need this record!


    Rachel x


    June 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    • Hi Rachel!

      Thanks so much for writing. We are part of a recording club that has some UK distribution, I will look into this and let you know where to find our stuff. Are you in London?

      Best wishes,


      June 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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