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Claude Bourbon, Progressive Blues

Claude Bourbon, Progressive Blues

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

(Progressive Blues)

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take Blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

His inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently, but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso performer, many returning again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’, weaving his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life, taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta  and, shoehorned into all that, is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. 

Now based in the UK, some of this Claude’s influences - Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach – show us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician.

Claude has played countless venues, including Festivals at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, and Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.

“Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“- The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ

"...His fingerpicking is exquisite and if I closed my eyes I could clearly hear two guitars playing. Just when I recognised a theme he moved on with a mesmerising cascade of notes which kept on flowing. He added a driving bass, for a version of “She Knows How To Stretch It”. By the time he sang the first verse he had ‘stretched it’ from Spain to the Caucuses, and from the concert hall to the bar room. His forte is obviously his wonderful guitar work, but he does occasionally burst into song and what you then get is something between Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, combined with a French accent! C’est magnifique.” Dave Baily

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Book Tickets

Claude's official website: www.claudebourbon.org

Tickets:  £15.00*
£13.00* conc

*Inclusive of £1.00 booking fee

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