7:30 pm
Coquetdale Music Centre
The Old Church

Thropton, Northumberland NE65 7ND United Kingdom
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(progressive blues)
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar
virtuoso…” Altadena News, USA”
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known
throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle
Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.
Claude’s 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 and for the majority
of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return 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’.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable
musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….
Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great
British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. 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 weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different
flavours of Europe and beyond… from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, holding
audience attention under a musical spell, his music would not have been out of place in the courts of
Emperors and Kings." (G. Munn)
“ 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

Claude's official website : www.claudebourbon.org


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