Claude Bourbon


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present European acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer Claude Bourbon in concert.

Claude's music features a breathtaking fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar stylings accompanied by his rich vocals.

""…this accomplished artist offers a tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz…" - BBC

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

Click here to see poster.

Claude Bourbon was born in France in the early 60's, but grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained for many years. He has performed and studied all over the world and is currently based in the United Kingdom.

Claude's inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and North America have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is 'Claude'.

It is not easy to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic's to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta. Shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. The breadth or mastery of his music is a sensory experience like no other. Claude is a top master of his craft and never appears to be rushed; he has impeccable timing and makes music that one can only marvel at.

Videos here.

Web site here.