Charles Burton Blues Band
"Sweet Potato Pie" is 13 original tunes and they're all great. This project does a fine job of highlighting the guitar and songwriting skills of this blues man with international experience. This Charles Burton Blues Band release was nominated for Best Blues Album at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This record is a lot of fun! Opening with "Shake It!", an up-tempo blues rocker, it has a lot of the feel of the Blasters but with a lot more blues. This project definitely shows what Charles is capable of, with songs that belie his depth, breadth of musicianship and songwriting skills. As always, his guitar is spectacular, the backing is "in-the-pocket" and there's more ingredients too.
Robyn thoroughly enjoyed her birthday party and having you and your band play! We are so FORTUNATE to have you in San Diego, and available for a private party. Your lifetime experience of playing, performing, and experiences comes through with passion. It is with much gratitude that we were lucky enough to celebrate Robyn’s party with your music and energy. Your improvisations – whether playing slide guitar (without the slide), or creating amazing non-guitar sounds, left us with a lifetime of memories. Your blues and music knowledge makes you a remarkable representative and ambassador.
Thank you for sharing your music, stories, and experiences with us!
With much gratitude and appreciation,
On the fifth album, "Sweet Potato Pie":
5.0 out of 5 stars
"True Musicianship -
...Once I played the CD it quickly became one of my favorites. Great creative genius is evident in the music."
By D. W. N.on June 12, 2014
"This is his best CD yet. 13 original blues songs well recorded with a crack band. This is rocking blues, folks. High energy. Charles goes through all the different blues grooves with blistering guitar on every track."
Kentucky Blues Society
"Firmly drenched in the storytellin' art of classic blues, Burton and his band work their magic potion well on this lively album."
Southland Blues Magazine
"Sweet Potato Pie is a thirteen song treasure chest...This project definitely shows what the L.A. born blues man is capable of with songs that bely his depth and breadth of musicianship, songwriting skills and international experience....each and every song is brilliantly written, performed and produced."
"...I find myself pleasantly surprised and impressed."
Magic City Blues News
On the fourth CD, "Favorites":
"...all the songs on the program bring a smile and recognition to each member of the audience."
I look forward to more from The Charles Burton Band and hope to see them live somewhere.
- Dave Stine,
Crossroads Blues Society of Northern Illinois
"Charles Burton is a unique styled bluesman. His varied fiery techniques blend so well, he'll astound you. With his tasteful phrasing, and his special slant on modern day blues, he is one of San Diego's best kept secrets ...not for long!! Go hear this guy play!"
Bluesman /Producer of the Julian Blues Bash
"...an appealing program that everyone can enjoy."
- Jim Santella, Southland Blues Magazine
The first Charles Burton Blues Band CD is available at www.CDBaby.com
The second CD is available here:
The third CD is available here:
The fourth CD is available here: Favorites
The fifth CD is available here: