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Guitarist Claude Bourbon brings music to Back Room
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European musician Claude Bourbon will perform Sunday at The Back Room. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO


Guitarist Claude Bourbon will make a return appearance at the Barton County Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bourbon will perform in The Back Room of the Arts Center, located at Forest and Main in Great Bend. Seats are $10 at the door on a "first come, first serve" basis. For additional information, e-mail or call the Arts Center, 620-792.-221, weekday mornings.

Born in France in the early ’60s, Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world. According to promoters, he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravely voice.

Bourbon’s 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.

This program is supported in part by the City of Great Bend and CPI Qualified Plan Consultants. The Barton County Arts Council is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, supported by individuals, organizations and businesses.