James will donate three signed guitars at MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY’s WESTFEST 2010, which takes place FRIDAY (8/13) through SUNDAY (8/15) at the GARFIELD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in RIFLE, COLORADO. BURTON will be donating the guitars through his JAMES BURTON FOUNDATION, which is dedicated to providing musical scholarships and instruments to children as well as young adults. It is BURTON’s dream to give back to the musical community by helping the young musicians realize their potential. So far, the Foundation has been able to give away a few thousand guitars to kids.
BURTON will join fellow guitarists DOYLE DYKES and PAT FLYNN for the GUITAR SHOOTOUT, which is set for SUNDAY (8/15) during WESTFEST. Also joining MURPHEY will be CRAIG MORGAN, PATTY LOVELESS, JAMES OTTO, BILL MILLER, PETER ROWAN, DON EDWARDS, WADDIE MITCHELL and TRAILER CHOIR, RYAN MURPHEY, CARIN MARI and PONY EXPRESS, cowgirl poet SARAH MURPHEY, THE PRAIRIE ROSE WRANGLERS and a host of local cowboy singers and poets, Indian musicians and dancers.
For more information on WESTFEST, visit www.westfest.us.