Bio

Burke Ingraffia is a singer/songwriter whose folk and jazz songs have been compared to Mose Allison, Michael Franks, Bob Dorough, and James Taylor. His clear and pleasant voice adds a touch of honesty to his hopeful and witty lyrics.

Burke Ingraffia has been a finalist at Kerrville New Folk, won multiple hours from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and was many moons ago a semi-finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition.

His sixth album of songs, Waves, was released on March 27, 2020.  Produced by multi Grammy award-winning producers Scott Billington and Steve Reynolds, it features some of New Orleans’ finest musicians, including Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, Helen Gillet, John Gros, Dave Easley, Tim Laughlin, Michael Skinkus, Scott Billington, Johnette Downing, Jeff Albert, Marcello Benetti, and Jake Eckert.


“So much music these days tries to be either cool or ironic or transgressive or morose that we think a lot of us listen to music expecting some sort of formidable-ness. Ingraffia’s music, by contrast, disarms our expectations, gives us something kinder, more sincere and playful” ~ Image Journal

A native and long-time resident of New Orleans, Burke now lives in Northern Virginia. 

Burke Ingraffia


“Nearly every track offered on Waves offers a roadmap for just such tender times.”

– Lilli Lewis, OffBeat Magazine

Read the Story Behind Waves

Burke speaks to the heart in regards to relationships while wryly, dryly and humorously commenting on the topics surrounding us all as only a master songwriter can. 

-John “Papa” Gros

“Burke Ingraffia is an anomaly. He’s serious about what he does, but manages to keep it light.” ~Lawrence Specker, Mobile Press-Register


“Something of a Renaissance Man” ~Vancouver Sun


“Velvety vocals … multi-genre versatility” ~National Catholic Register