Charles Burnham (violinist/composer)is a singular, versatile and virtuosic American violinist and composer, whose highly imaginative improvisational style crosses bluegrass, delta punk, free jazz, blues, classical and chamber jazz. Worldly and other-worldly sounds can be heard from Burnham’s soulful voice. He has graced the recordings of many: Cassandra Wilson, James Blood Ulmer, Steven Bernstein, Susie Ibarra, Peter Apfelbaum, Henry Threadgill, String Trio of New York, Ted Daniel,Medeski, Martin & Wood, and many, many others.
He is also featured on recordings by Living Colour, Queen Esther, John Zorn, Steve Swell, Rufus Wainwright, Krishna Das, Kenny Wollesen, Norah Jones, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jason Kao Hwang, The Woes, Hem, Elysian Fields, Adam Rudolph, the Heavy Circles, Mario Pavone, Joan As Police Woman, Gabrielle roth, Robert Musso, Jai Uttal, Soul Syndicate, Rick Moranis, Doug Wamble, Robert Musso, Babby Paunetto, Sasha Dobson, Kato Hideki and Emily Coates. from allaboutjazz.com and Wikipedia