Washboard Jo, Percussion, domestic violence activist

"Queen of the Washboard"

Anthony Gomes


"A true player,

not just a scratcher"

CJ Chenier

"Best rhythm this

side of the Blues"

DC Bellamy

"Seen 'em all, none hold

a candle to this lady"

Magic Slim

Jo Burke: washboardist extraordinaire, percussionist, songwriter, singer, entertainer, passionate advocate on behalf of women surviving domestic violence, passionate advocate for life. Educating people and empowering women and children in violent domestic environments with a New Dawn is Jo Burke's mission.

Based out of Kansas City Missouri, USA, Washboard Jo is everything listed above and more because she is authentic and pure. It is fitting that the washboard was her first instrument, it amplifies her heart - this is what she's truly playing.


...She is not your average Jo

Tu Tus, Bustiers, Blues, Jazz and Funk,

Scratching Your Head & Shakin' Your Trunk

© 2012 Jo Burke

Contact Jo: (816)695-7667 jo@washboardjo.com