David Surette


Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin & Fiddle

Guitar, Octave Mandolin,

Vocals & Guitar


Vocals, Guitar & Fiddle



“Quite simply one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the planet.”
Portsmouth Herald

Widely acclaimed as one of New England’s premiere instrumentalists, David Surette is highly regarded for his work on the guitar, mandolin, and cittern. As a soloist, he is nationally known as a top player of Celtic fingerstyle guitar. Yet his diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues and ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity.

 As part of a duo with his wife, singer Susie Burke, they have performed regularly together for 20 years, recording several albums and building a reputation as one of New England’s top folk duos. He is also a highly sought-after accompanist, and has performed and recorded with many of New England’s top musicians.

 Surette is also an accomplished and gifted teacher who has taught at workshops and camps throughout the US, as well as in the UK. He is folk music coordinator at the Concord (NH) Community Music School, and artistic director of their March Mandolin Festival.

 Surette has released five solo recordings, as well as three duo albums with Susie Burke and a number of other collaborative recordings. His most recent solo CD release, Return to Kemper, is a collection of original and traditional guitar pieces spanning the years 1990-2011 prompting the Portsmouth Herald to proclaim him “quite simply one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the planet.”


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 WEBSITE: www.BurkeSurette.com