Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Play it James!"

As you probably have read elsewhere, guitarist James Burton was slightly injured in a car crash in Shreveport, Louisiana the other day. Didn't look too bad judging by this news report and apparently he's doing fine and can continue to work.

I've only met James Burton once, in 2005 at his international guitar festival in Shreveport. Man, it was a hot summer day! I remember standing in the sun outside the Municipal Auditorium, home of the famous radio program The Louisiana Hayride, together with a bunch of other people. This is what we were waiting for:

I agreed with a lot of my fellow travellers that the statue didn't really look like the guy I'd watched countless times on That's The Way It Is, On Tour and Aloha From Hawaii. But James himself seemed pleased and praised the likeness. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

It looks more like John Fogerty!
Where's your picture with JB, Thomas? :-)

Thomas said...

Like I wrote, it was a hot day and pretty sweaty work to manage to have my photo taken with James. He looks kind of cool, but obviously I don't. In other words, it's a picture not suitable for publishing. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Great work.