Unsigned Atlanta Pianist Earns New Age Grammy Nod For 'Orogen'

Dec 22, 2016

Georgia’s role in producing award-winning musicians is well documented. This year, nominations have gone to well-known rappers Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz, country music singer Thomas Rhett and Christian artist David Crowder.

They are joined by newcomer John Burke, a piano player who is  up for a Grammy for Best New Age Album.

At only 28 years old, Burke has joined an elite group of musicians including the likes of Enya and Vangelis.

His work, "Orogen," is a solo piano album centered around the concept of tectonic plates shifting to form mountains.

The Grammy Awards ceremony is February 12.

Listen below to an overview of Burke's album and reaction to his nomination. 


Live in the Georgia Public Broadcasting performance studio with Atlanta pianist John Burke. He was just nominated for a Recording Academy / GRAMMYs award for Best New Age album!