Patty Loveless, Craig Morgan, James Otto and Trailer Choir are among the country acts appearing at Michael Martin Murphey’s Westfest 2010 taking place Aug. 12-15 in Rifle, Colo. The event at the Garfield County Fairgrounds will also feature famed guitarists James Burton and Doyle Dykes, bluegrass innovator Peter Rowan and cowboy singer-songwriters Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell. Throughout the month of July, Murphey is performing Fridays through Sundays at the Fir Amphitheater in LaVeta, Colo., during the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Roots and Boots summer concert series.
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The USA Warner site now shows a 1 min clip of ‘Burning Love’ from the ‘Elvis On Tour’ blu ray version. The clip gives you an idea of the final result, but offcourse, you can not compare a computer screen with the quality of a Full HD tv with Blu Ray player. For the clip, click here and scroll to the cover of ‘Elvis On Tour’. The region 2 (Europe) verison of this DVD anf Blu-Ray edition can be ordered exclusively from ElvisMatters.com. Release date is set for August 3. Elvis On Tour (DVD edition) [PRE ORDER] Elvis On Tour (Blu-Ray edition) [PRE ORDER]
Fancy seeing six great guitar players in an allstar lineup in London? James Burton, Martin Simpson, Nokie Edwards, Dennis Coffey and John Etheridge join Richard Thompson for a one-off show on June 14 at the Southbank Centre in London covering all kinds of guitar ground from country to folk, jazz and soul. It’s part of Thompson’s series of gigs as curator of this year’s Meltdown festival, a series of events from 11-21 June, and the gig also feature bass legends Jerry Scheff and Danny Thompson, drummers Jay Bellerose and Debra Dobkin, as well as special guest vocalist Christine Collester. Opening the show are acclaimed blues musicians Beverly Guitar Watkins and Albert White. To buy tickets go here
CityFM Classic Rock is giving away 2 tickets for the Mufkin Tass & James Burton show in The Hague on May 25th. All you have to do is answer the following question: Which of the following is a common nickname for James? Defender of FenderElvis’ EagleMaster of TelecasterThe Guitar Hero Go to their website and submit your answer and you might win those 2 tickets! http://www.cityfm.nl/?page_id=756
Tour Promoter Rock ‘n Roots has announced that the planned European tour by guitarist James Burton with the band Mufkin Tass, scheduled to begin this week, is in trouble. The Iceland ash clouds over European airspace literally throws spanner in the works: the flight booked for Burton that would land on Sunday, April 18th was canceled. Hitherto these exceptional circumstances have affected the first four dates of the concert tour. The shows that are being rescheduled are: April 20 (Goirle, CC Jan van Besouw), April 21 (The Hague, Paard van Troje), April 22 (Amersfoort, De Kelder) and April 23 (Hoorn, Manifesto). On April 20 James Burton would have begun a tour of the Dutch and a small part of the European club circuit. This time not with the TCB Band (Elvis’ original backing band), but with the still virtually unknown …
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