Sun 12 Feb 2017
Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£8 in advance; £10 on the door
Claude is a true virtuoso guitarist. He is a classically trained musician who fuses every conceivable genre into a master-class of a stage performance. There are Latin, Spanish, Gupsy, Jazz and Delta Blues influences throughout, and often within one seamless stream of perfection. He plays throughout America and Europe, including the Gastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals.
One reviewer said “What came next I find hard to describe, an almost endless amalgam of different influences, melting into each other as we moved from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearics to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that was music that would not have been amiss in the courts of emperors and kings… It’s not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs.
The BBC said of him ‘“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”