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Music Foundation gives kids guitars

SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A gathering of 878 guitarists in Shreveport, La., gave children a chance to jam with artists such as James Burton and Al Di Meola, event organizers said.

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James Burton
NYP2001032005- 20 MARCH 2001- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones presents Johnnie Johnson and James Burton for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at March 19, 2001 ceremonies held in New York City. cc/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

James Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Minden, 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. Critic Mark Demming writes that "Burton has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country or rock ... one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard"

Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of notable singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, John Denver, Gram Parsons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Claude King, Elvis Costello, Joe Osborn, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell and Allen "Puddler" Harris.

Born in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish, Louisiana, Burton moved to Shreveport with his family in 1949. He is self-taught, and was playing guitar from his childhood.

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