Emma and Bella Burney are a seismic sister duo with an ever-evolving folk/rock/Indie sound, and are currently based in Columbia, Missouri.
The Burney Sisters have played stages big and small, opening for such legends as Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, Larkin Poe, Del McCoury, ‘The Voice’ alum Sawyer Fredericks,, and ‘American Idol’ contestant, Emi Sunshine. Playing festival stages such as Blissfest, Shoe Fest, Shipyard, Moccasin Creek, Columbia’s Roots N Blues, and most notably, the Cayamo Music Cruise in 2023, cruising to the Caribbean islands of St Maarten and Tortola. This affords them exciting opportunities to play main stages, sharing lineups with artists including Jeff Tweedy, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, and Brandi Carlile, to name just a few. In addition to venues and festivals, the sisters have developed a deep fondness for playing intimate house concerts, private meaningful gatherings, and fundraising efforts that resonate with them.
In 2023, at the age of 18, the oldest sister, Olivia, set out to forge a solo career path, and pursue other creative outlets. This left the younger sisters, Emma and Bella, to continue to build on the success of the Burney Sisters’ brand. Having traveled over half the country the previous two years, the sisters are no stranger to touring and pleasing audiences far and wide. Their sights are set on touring internationally, and collaborating with their inspirations across the globe. Emma and Bella are currently working on their first EP as the duo.
Devon Cahill opens the show:
Devon has been a performer since the tender age of 6 years old. Growing up doing professional musical theatre, she ultimately found her way to writing music. She is proud and grateful to have recently shared the stage with Broadway’s Norbert Leo Butz at Stages annual gala, singing and helping lead the band. Some highlights of her music career have been singing the National Anthem for over 60,000 people at Enterprise Center in downtown STL, winning “Best Folk Band” from the Riverfront Times two years in a row, and playing at the gorgeous Sheldon Concert Hall many times. You can hear her music at devoncahill.bandcamp.comand find her show schedule at Facebook.com/devoncahillmusic.
“Some of the best covers of the night were from female singers, maybe because they can claim Woody Guthrie in ways that men can't. Devon Cahill cooed her way through "Hobo's Lullaby" like Zooey Deschanel with a better sense of pitch and a $10 watermelon ukulele.” -Riverfront Times
“St. Louis native Devon Cahill is well-known to local audiences for her time with award-winning band Letter to Memphis, and her solo projects, rooted in wistful folkiness, greasy honky tonk and elements of jazz.” -Sofar Sounds