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Adrian Byron Burns to play at The Foxlowe Arts Centre as part of Leek Arts Festival

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 11, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Adrian Byron Burns

Adrian Byron Burns

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A visit from a blues legend has been announced as a last minute addition to this year's Leek Arts Festival.

Adrian Byron Burns, pictured right, will be at the Foxlowe Arts Centre on Tuesday (May 13).

Adrian's career started in 1970 opening shows for the likes of Neil Young and Ritchie Havens.

Adrian has since appeared with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Charlie Musslewhite, Bill Wyman, Nils Lofgren, Martin T aylor , Jim Mullen, Luther and Bernard Allison, John Renbourne, Issac Guillory, Vin Garbutt, Tommy Emmanuel, Show of Hands, to name but a few.

Adrian has eatured on two albums by Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings, and is a member of Jimmy James and The Vagabonds.

Adrian Byron Burns is a man who looks like Isaac Hayes, sounds like Barry White after a night on the fags and bourbon and plays guitar like he's road-testing it to destruction.

To say he attacks his music is a bit like saying 'Dubya' intends to have a quiet word in Saddam's shell-like. If you were compiling a set list of blues covers you wouldn't expect to see Paul Simon and Neil Young on the list, Harry Belafonte and Bob Marley maybe, yet all are called into service by Adrian alongside more familiar names like Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson.

The doors of the Foxlowe Arts Centre will open for Adrian's gig on Tuesday (May 13) at 8pm for a 8.30pm start.

Tickets are £7 and available from the venue or by going online to www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.

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