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Charles Burton Blues Band - Born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange County, California, Charles built his first electric guitar from scratch at the age of ten. He played in local rock and country bands until, in his early twenties, he embarked on a musical journey that took him from Florida to Fresno, Memphis to Australia, Japan to Bahrain, and points in between playing blues, swing, rock, and jazz.
Since settling in San Diego Charles has worked with the Blues Brokers, the Deacons, Michele Lundeen, Len Rainey, the Bayou Brothers, and http://www.bluesandheritagefest.com/ Revue.
Charles has developed a distinctive guitar style based in the blues with elements of the many other sounds he loves. His vocal stylings range from sweet and silky smooth to rough and gutsy.