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James Burton's coming to New York in August

Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:29 am

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08/09 8:00 PM & 10PM - $37.50

An Evening With JAMES BURTON (Legendary Guitarist for Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer)

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AN EVENING WITH JAMES BURTON

Featuring Jon Parris, Shawn Pelton, and Tony Garnier

Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time #19…

James Burton‘s trademark “chicken pickin’” style – bright, crisp and concise –l is one of the most unique sounds in country music, and a huge influence on rock guitar as well. Burton got his start when he was 14, writing “Susie Q,” for Dale Hawkins, and became a teenage star when he joined Ricky Nelson’s band in 1957. With Nelson, Burton created his distinct technique: He used a fingerpick and a flatpick, and replaced the four highest strings on his Telecaster with banjo strings, so that his guitar snapped, popped and stuttered. “I never bought a Ricky Nelson record,” Keith Richards said. “I bought a James Burton record.” In the late Sixties and Seventies, he convened Elvis’ TCB band and became a go-to guy on country-minded records by Joni Mitchell and Gram Parsons, and still tours today. “He was just a mysterious guy: ‘Who is this guy and why is he on all these records I like?’” says Joe Walsh. “His technique was allimportant.”

Key Tracks: ”Hello Mary Lou,”"Susie Q,” “Believe What You Say”

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Re: James Burton's coming to New York in August

Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:21 pm

Great to see James is still so active....

Re: James Burton's coming to New York in August

Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Cheers James. I'm in New York that week but leave on the 9th. :evil:

Re: James Burton's coming to New York in August

Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:51 pm

KHoots wrote:Great to see James is still so active....




Yes...and he can still play that guitar like it's no one's business.