Friday 15 December 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Book here now: £14 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*
Born in France in the early 1960s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted a fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. His roots are in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravelly voice.
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.
“Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable” The Hook, Charlottesville, USA
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…” Altadena News, Los Angeles, USA
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