An Evening With JAMES BURTON, Legendary Guitarist for Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson

An Evening With JAMES BURTON, Legendary Guitarist for Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson

An Evening With JAMES BURTON, Legendary Guitarist for Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson

08/09 8:00 PM & 10PM - $37.50.00

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 Jeff Burton, Jon Paris, Dave Keyes, Tony Garnier & Shawn Pelton

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”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123/james-burton-20111122#ixzz2Z8V3gcfJ 
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