Lori Burke is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Northwest Pennsylvania. Her most recent work includes freelance songwriting for Sesame Street. She's a member of the Sesame Alumni Group which works to encourage children to grow up stronger, smarter, and kinder. She met in New York City in 2017 with Sesame Street alumni including President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, Jeffrey Dunn.
Her YouTube songs have almost a half million views including her viral parody of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass". She's been named one of the top ten parenting parody creators by the Today show. She's been written about in The Huffington Post, Redbook, and the Today Show parenting websites.
She has accompanied Mr. Jim Avett, (father of Sony recording artists The Avett Brothers), on several occasions including performances in California, The Appollo Theater in West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. She's opened for Primetime Emmy Award winning actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development, Angry Birds Movie) at charity events. Lori has performed alongside Nashville's Jim Lauderdale (responsible for country hits for Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt and the Dixie Chicks) in songwriting circles in New York.
Lori has written, directed, and produced 2 independent CDs: "Hold On"(Americana/Folk) and "You Are Loved"(Childrens). She's written a musical score for Brad Patullo's stop-motion film "Polybius". Lori has also written music for a children's educational web series created by Danielle Varner called "Take A Child To Work Day". She's composed music for a digitally animated short film "Left Behind" for Michael Genz, (alum of Disney animation and fun fact- attended Cal Arts at the same time as Tim Burton and John Lasseter.). Lori has most recently started her own podcast called "Love Notes" where she interviews people about their passions.
Lori lives with her husband Donny, 2 children Lilly and Donny IV, and 2 English bulldogs in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.