Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Please...Its James Burton and Albert Lee

Here's a story that is really just an indulgence to highlight two of my all time favorite guitar players, Shreveport's own James Burton, and Brit, Albert Lee. The two have arguably done more to define "twang" than all other guitar players combined. Which is why it's a bit silly to report that the duo failed in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for largest guitar ensemble this past weekend in Shreveport. The current record was set in Germany in 2007 with 1,802 people tallied, while Burton and Lee could scrounge up only 875 participants. Fear not, Burton says he and his friends will continue to try to break the record until they pull it off. There is a horrible video of the event complete with a lame Elvis impersonator (has this ever been a funny gag? Ever?) here. And loads of youtubage of both Burton and Lee here. Enjoy.

Photo by mandy-pixels

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