Charles Burton Blues Band
Hi, my name is Charles Burton. I'm a guitarist and a singer. I've been playing guitar since I was about six years old and I'm forty-seven now. I draw my influences from all forms, types, styles, genres, and concepts of music. While I was in the Navy I was exposed not only to musicians (believe me, the military is crawling with excellent musicians looking to earn a steady paycheck) from all over the States, but musics of foreign cultures, such as Japan, Thailand, and the Persian Gulf. My debut CD is all about the blues as I love them: heavy on guitar, smooth vocals, and barbecue grease. If you follow guitar blues at all, you're sure to recognize the influences of some of my heroes: Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Albert King, Freddie King, and B.B. King. People tell me that my voice reminds them of Boz Skaggs', which may be true, but I never listened to his stuff enough to cop anything from him. You'll hear some vocal growling on my CD, which I did cop from Johnny Winter, a true growl-master! If you love guitar blues, I'm sure you'll enjoy this CD.