Guitarist, singer/songwriter Burl Sheldon has been performing for 30 years. He's opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Laura Love, Livingston Taylor, John Hammond, and The Wilders. His live performances have been broadcast on West Coast Live and River City Folk. His 1996 CD release, Tidal Lore, was an independent feature on NPR's World Cafe syndicated radio show with David Dye.
Busy Makin' Money is an eclectic collection of new music by Sheldon and his wife Nancy Berland. Broad musical influences include swing, delta blues, old time, reggae, and jazz. The CD features stand-out performances by some of Alaska's finest acoustic musicians. Instumentation includes: fingerstyle and rhythm guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, acoustic and electric bass, percussion, piano, tenor sax and trombone. Sheldon's rich baritone stands alone on some tunes and is complimented by strong female harmony vocals on others.
Sheldon and Berland have deep roots in Haines, Alaska, where they live, work, and play.