James Burton

James Burton
Born: August 21, 1939
in Dubberly
James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Richards), Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Critic Mark Deming writes that "Burton has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country or rock ... Burton is one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard." He is ranked number 19 in Rolling Stone list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley (and leader of Presley's TCB Band), The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash...
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  • 1999
    Keats-Shelley Prize
    • Poetry

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The Guitar Sounds of James Burton

The Guitar Sounds of James Burton

James Burton

2021
James Burton: The Early Years 1956-1969

James Burton: The Early Years 1956-1969

James Burton

2019
Guitar Heroes

Guitar Heroes

James Burton

2015
Corn Pickin' and Slick Slidin'

Corn Pickin' and Slick Slidin'

James Burton

2011
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