Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Guitarist
James Burton is a legendary guitarist in the world of rock music! In the early days of his career, James played influential licks on such 50’s hits as “Hello Mary Lou” with Ricky Nelson. He later toured with Elvis Presley as well as recording with the King of Rock and Roll for nearly a decade. James can be heard on countless recordings and toured endlessly with the likes of John Denver in the 1980s. In recent years James formed a guitar festival in Louisiana where he has gathered hundreds of guitarists each year to break the record of the most guitar players in one place.