ACCLAIMED guitarist James Burton is returning to Wirral by popular demand.
Born in Louisiana in 1939, Burton has been called the guitarist’s guitarist and he’s played with the biggest names of all – from Jerry Lee to Ricky Nelson to the one and only Elvis Presley, as part of the TCB band.
He is playing at the Floral Pavilion next week as part of Wirral’s International Guitar Festival of Great Britain after a sell-out performance in 2009.
Burton will be joined on Saturday, November 20 by the cream of local musicians, including Chris Clayton, Mike Byrne, Don Woods, Susan Hedges, Owen Clayton, Brian ‘Saxophone’ Jones, Al Willard Peterson, Mike White, Terry McCusker, Dave Dover and The Passionettes.
The show will be compered by Frankie Connor of Radio Merseyside and opening will be Wirral comedienne and actress Pauline Daniels.
The music will cover Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gram Parsons, Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris .
A spokesman for the guitarist said: “This year we have introduced a Jerry Lee Lewis set and a Blues Section into the show, with the addition of Mike Byrne, Owen Clayton, Brian (Saxophone) Jones and Al Willard Peterson the evening will cover all of James's musical career, ending with a Chris Clayton Elvis Vegas set.”