Sleepin' Dogz is a husband and wife team comprised of singer-songwriter / acoustic rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Jeannie Burke and lead guitarist Leo Burke. Their sound is an eclectic blend of blues, rock, country and jazz. Hook laden and catchy, Jeannie's songs are the kind you find yourself singing all day. Her intimate, honest delivery echoes the allure of Sheryl Crow combined with the soulful stylings of Bonnie Raitt. She can conjure up the vein-popping, sweaty, powerful rocker within, then offer a healthy dose of sweet, smooth, and sultry.
Leo Burke's guitar work adds an edgy excitement to the music.
His poignant playing tastefully weaves throughout the songs
often harmonizing with Jeannie's vocals. He has the ability
to rip out a face melting lead or gently seduce with a beautiful
melody. Their mutual love of music grew into a love for each
other that is undeniably evident on stage. Together they put
on a passionate performance. After nine years of performing together, they married in April of 2011.
Mesa Park Amphitheater, FL
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, FL
Sandy Shoes Festival, FL
Indian River County Center for the Arts
Indian River County Fair Grounds, FL
Downtown Clematis Street Festival, FL
Dodger Stadium, FL
Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival, FL
Budweiser True Music Concert Series
The Deland Original Music Festival, FL
Springtime Tallahassee, FL
The Famous Bluebird Café, Nashville, TN
The Bitter End, New York, NY
Jessie Stelik of Tre Amici Songwriters Showcase stated, "A
Sleepin' Dogz show is a musical meal that is equal parts sweet,
spicy and satisfying. With two people as obviously in tune
with each other as Leo and Jeannie are, you know you're watching
something special." Sleepin' Dogz released their self-titled
CD in 2005 with rave reviews. As quoted in CD Baby, "Outstanding,
sexy vocals by frontwoman Jeannie Blatus, who writes from
an honest and experienced heart. Simply put it's fantastic.
Wonderful, original stuff that gets better with each play!"
The project was a compilation of songs recorded with musicians
Sheldon Shrum (bass & backup vocals), John Aughinbaugh (drums)
and percussionist Kevin Lureau combined with a number of all
acoustic tracks. They are currently in the studio recording
and self- producing their second LP with the projected release
being Winter of 2012. They've toured Nationally for over 9 years performing at a variety of venues including legendary
songwriter's showcases such as Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Florida, The Blue Bird in Nashville,
and The Bitter End in NYC. Together they
have developed a loyal and ever-growing fan base.
Opened for Major Label Recording Artists:
The Romantics * Blue County * David Olney * Big 10-4 * Jake Owen
Performed with Nationally/Internationally Touring Indie Artists:
Boxelder * Doorway 27 * Amy Steinberg * Rudy
Justin Beckler * Milka * Lorna Bracewell * Sarah Mac Band
Three of their songs are featured in the independent film, “Dropped Frames”.