D&N’s Elvis Presley Fan Club invites you to join them and their guest star, James Burton, Elvis’ TCB Band lead guitarist, in his only Elvis Week 2010 appearance. Austin, Texas DJ Tyke Harrison hosts. 4:30 – 5:30 PM James Burton greets guests individually & The Express Band performs from Burton’s extensive repertoire . 5:30 PM dinner served. 6:00 PM exclusive James Burton interview. Advance ticket purchase only – $35/person includes your dinner. Reserved seating. Mail checks to: Nancie Craft, 6607 Cindy Lane, Houston, TX 77008. Include email address for tickets to be emailed. Please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope for tickets to be mailed. For more information, visit http://elvisjunky.com.tripod.com/. Seating is VERY limited for this event.
This is your only opportunity to see James Burton during Elvis Week 2010. James Burton is the legendary wild man of the Fender Telecaster and guitar virtuoso. In addition to being the lead guitarist for Elvis Presley’s TCB Band, James Burton was side man to Ricky Nelson, Graham Parson’s Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and countless others. James Burton is a member of the following: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, Gospel Hall of Fame and Musician’s Hall of Fame.
D&N’s James Burton Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction helps raise funds for the James Burton Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money to provide technical training, music lessons and free guitars to young musicians. James was fortunate that his parents sacrificed to purchase his first Fender guitar. Through his humble beginnings, James learned that a quality instrument is very important. It’s been James’ dream to give back to the community by helping young musicians realize their potential. Your attendance at D&N’s James Burton Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction enables future generations of musicians to keep the music alive!
4:30-5:30 PM ~ Meet James and find unique Elvis treasures at the James Burton Foundation Silent Auction. Each guest will get a personal introduction to James in a unique format ~ he will come to your reserved table to meet you! No standing in line for an autograph ~ James will be bringing autographed photos for each guest, as well as a guitar pick.
The Express Band will be playing tunes from James Burton’s repertoire including music he played with Rick Nelson, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and others, as guests meet with James and bid on silent auction items. http://www.theexpress-band.com/
5:30 PM ~ Dinner will be served (included in your ticket price) & the Silent Auction will end.
6:00 PM ~ Exclusive one on one interview of James Burton. Austin, Texas DJ Tyke Harrison is once again taking the microphone as our event’s host. Tyke is a seasoned DJ, musician, and event coordinator who has played many parties and events in Memphis to include Elvis Week “Pool Parties” and Suzanna Leigh’s “Gospel Brunch”. Tyke’s credits include work with Willie Nelson, Will Smith, Cory Morrow, Eddie Ravan, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Pride, Van Halen, Journey, David Lee Roth, ZZ Top, Lionel Richie, Shiela E, Ronnie Milsap, and hundreds of other special events.
SPECIAL BONUS CONCERT – included with your ticket price!
6:30 – 9 PM ~ D&N’s James Burton Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction officially ends at 6:30 PM BUT we have a special bonus for you ~ FREE ~ keep your reserved seat, as Club 152 opens to the public. Kick off the night on Beale Street with The Express Band in a one hour Elvis Tribute, then at 7:45 hit the dance floor at Club 152 for a one hour set of great dance tunes including: Old Time Rock and Roll, Sweet Home Alabama, RESPECT, Play That Funky Music, Groovin’, and Amazed.