The James Burton Foundation

The James Burton Foundation


Buddy Holly's 85th Birthday Celebration
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
4th September 2021 / LEPAA Lubbock Tx

Hosted by Duane Eddy & Friends
James Burton / Steve Cropper / Sonny West

Join us in honoring the legacy of Buddy Holly
and the inspiration he is to artists around the world

#TBHEF #buddyholly #lubbock #buddyhollyretreat
The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation
#officialbuddyholly The James Burton Foundation
Lubbock, Texas - Your City Government Buddy Holly Center
Fender Gretsch Guitars #fender #guitarlegends
This is my new page that I have created for the sale of my hand made greetings cards which I sell in aid of The James Burton Foundation. I hope you enjoy browsing through the cards. Please feel free to share. Thank you.
Hello. Can somebody from The James Burton Foundation please contact me. I am a customer who put in a order over a week ago and was not able to put requests in the comments box. I was hoping to reach somebody before the order was shipped, but no one has returned my messages online or my phone messages on voicemail. Please help. Thank you.
I love you James Burton, heartbreak for Graceland today.
Much love for you always!
Check out Sean Mencher's page... He's doing a live show right now with 50% of all tips going to the James Burton Foundation!
Legendary guitarist James Burton visited the Nashville VA Medical Center to present 15 new Fender acoustic guitars for Veteran music therapy programs.

James is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a career spanning over 50 years and has played on more music recordings than any other guitarist in history. The donation was made possible by The James Burton Foundation.
Last week's Underground After Dark with Slim Jim Phantom and James Burton is on demand right now! One of the topics they discussed is The James Burton Foundation. For more information, visit:

And be sure to check out the show on the SiriusXM app!
Tomorrow, at 11PM ET, Slim Jim Phantom takes over Underground After Dark. Tune into SiriusXM ch. 21 as Slim Jim chats with his long-time friend, James Burton! They'll chat about James' career as a 14-year-old performer, working with Elvis, Johnny Cash, and others, the The James Burton Foundation, and plenty more. Will you be there? #LSUG
Someone used James Burton messenger to write to me, I flagged it as spam. Please inform all. Lynne Erin Flanery
Here's something we're delighted to promote for one of our Ambassadors. The The James Burton Foundation, managed of course by our Ambassador James Burton puts guitars in the hands of veterans and kids, to give them the kind of opportunity that lead to James' fantastic career.
You can support this by going to his fantastic All-Star Nashville Show, with our other ambassadors The Official Albert Lee and Brian May, along with many other stars like Joe Walsh, Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker), Steve Cropper and more. Or, for real fans and collectors, there's a stunning all star signed guitar available, along with VIP tickets and gift tickets to Veterans, for $20,000.
You can find out more about it all from this video:

Good luck with it James - it looks like a fantastic night in aid of musical opportunities for the very deserving.
Not long to go now!! Really looking forward to it! I've made all the cards and got them packed ready to go so let's raise some money for The James Burton Foundation. ###

The James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals, and community service organizations.

Operating as usual



We are in shock 😭 💔.

Top of the list drummer, amazing work with any top recording artists and live shows.

The James Burton and Friends show in Nashville, to our knowledge, was the last show that Ronnie played and it was truly an honor to have him give of his talents to the James Burton Foundation to give guitars to kids and vets. His playing on this show was INCREDIBLE. ⚡️TCB⚡️

Playing together over the years was so much fun, it was like a hand in a glove. We knew exactly how to play off each other.

You bet I will always miss him!!! 🥁🎸

The wonderful thing is that we know for sure Ronnie is in heaven with God and his family, Elvis and friends.

What a joy for his family to have this knowledge and we love all of them so much. 🙏✝️😇

The James Burton Family


Here's a truly amazing announcement. To celebrate Buddy's 85th birthday Duane Eddy will be hosting James Burton, Steve Cropper and Sonny West for a night of musical brilliance at the The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences on 4th Sept in Lubbock, Texas
Join them in honoring the legacy of Buddy Holly and the inspiration he is to artists around the world!
Tickets are now available:
An amazing event brought to us by LEPAA and The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. Thanks to you guys for all you do for Buddy's legacy.


Happy Birthday to the King of Rock-N-Roll and thank ya, thank ya very much to all the fans who still love him as much as I do. TCB, Stay Safe and God Bless - JB


The VETS and Kids Need You Now!

Visit our website to donate

The Foundation is Working Hard to Keep our Mission Rolling.

We were not able to do our annual fundraising show due to the COVID pandemic.

We are Looking for year-end donations.

For donations of $35,000.00 or More, The Donor will receive a special guitar autographed by the artists from the James Burton and Friends show in Nashville Tennessee. This is a Limited edition guitar.


Hey I made the list of the top 100 greatest guitarist of all time in the current issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Truly an honor. TCB and God Bless - JB


James Burton

It’s so hard to believe it’s been 43 years today since we buried my friend, Elvis.

What a heart-wrenching three days we had that August in 1977.
I’ll never forget flying out of L.A to Las Vegas that morning of the 16th, then we headed out from Vegas to our first show in Maine
when we got word to turn around.
None of us knew why.
We stopped to refuel in Colorado to head back to Las Vegas when we heard the news that Elvis had passed.

My first question was, “Is this a joke?”
Unfortunately….it wasn’t.

My wife Louise and I immediately met up in Memphis to go to Graceland to check on Elvis’ Dad, Vernon. As you can imagine, he was just heart broken.

On August 18th, they held a private service for Elvis’ family and close friends.
We could hardly talk to each other, we were in so much shock.
So many people that loved him showed up.
James Brown spent hours in there with Elvis, as did so many others.
Louise and I sat there with Vernon and did our best to comfort him.
We loved that man.

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Memphis on the day of the funeral to say goodbye to the king.
Thousands! We had never seen anything like it, man.
Royalty had never seen anything like it.
We were honored to ride in the third or fourth white limo in the procession that day and were amazed at all the love people showed and how people came together in such a short amount of time to honor him from all over hthe world.

Elvis constantly gave to those around him and that was such an inspiration.

Yes, he was a legend….but Elvis was also my friend.
His talent, style, sense of humor and ‘in the middle of the night’ phone calls just to talk.
He is dearly missed, and I know he’s in Heaven singing and playing with my Son, Jeffrey…
and I’m looking forward to seeing them both again someday and we’ll all jam together.

We want to thank the fan clubs and websites, Priscilla, Lisa Marie, Jack Soden, Graceland, the EPE family and Joel Weinshanker for all of the hard work in keeping Elvis’ legacy alive and we love the fans and friends who loved Elvis as much as we do.

Make each day count and love one another!




Sammy Rocks with Brian May, Joe Walsh, & Tanya Tucker | Rock & Roll Road Trip

The James Burton and friends concert last November in Nashville was ‘one for the books’ and an incredible fundraiser for the James Burton Foundation. A star-studded lineup performed in support.
Sammy Hagar was one of our performers and filmed some footage for his AXS TV show.
Check out the promo and thanks for your support. 🎸💯

Sammy returns to Nashville to celebrate rock legend James Burton at an all-star bash. Backstage, he sits down with music legends Brian May of Queen, Joe Wals...


We're all spending more time at home these days, especially in the kitchen...and we ALL love to eat.

The James Burton Foundation is pleased to offer our James Burton Foundation Cookbooks for your delectable pleasure.

Our cookbooks are very unique, and feature homemade recipes from James' friends, family and fans from all over the world. Recipes often passed down for generations.

Volume one is the 'Rock & Roll Cookbook' .

Where else are you going to find recipes for:
Doyle Dykes' Spanish Bean Soup
Emmylou Harris' Broccoli Nut Casserole
Joe Stampley's Fried Green Tomatoes
Vince Gill and Amy Grant's Chicken Marsala Serenade
Paul Rodgers' Favorite Milkshake
even Austin's Continental Club's famous Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few.

You just have to read James Burton's particular recipe for Alligator. Only him. Haha!

These delicious recipe's come from all around the world including such places as Holland, England and Algeria.
Most of the recipes are from North America, with a good portion from the South, where James is from...and you know about that good Southern cooking. Mmmm....

Contents include:
Appetizers and Beverages
Soups & Salads
Vegetables & Side Dishes
Main Dishes
Breads & Rolls
Cookies & Candy
This and That

OKAY NOW, you and yours have a real sweet tooth?
For that, we have Volume two...
The Rock & Roll Dessert Cookbook

In this edition you get recipes for...
Elvis Costello & Diana Krall's Frutti Balsamico
Amy Grant & Vince Gill's Sugar Pecan Crisps
Albert Lee's English Sherry Trifle
Marty Stuart's Mother's Applesauce Cake
Elvis Presley's Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
Emmylou Harris' Mother's Pound Cake, plus many more.

Again, full of North American treats and International desserts from Spain, England, Australia and more.

Contents include:
Holiday Treats
Pudding & Custards
Sweet Treats
Healthy Lo-Cal Desserts
Cookies & Candy

With these cookbooks, you can eat something different and amazing every night. Being a non-profit, we sell these as fundraisers.

Cookbooks are $25 each
Our current special is $45 if you buy both as a package
That's a $10 savings

While supplies last. Order NOW!

To order:
[email protected]
(318) 424-5000

All proceeds go to support the James Burton Foundation.
Thank you sincerely for your support!


The Department of Veteran's Affairs were kind enough to send this letter of thanks.
This is why we do what we do and love having partners like you.
Thank you so much for supporting the James Burton Foundation.


The James Burton Foundation was thrilled to be able to donate guitars again to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The hospital was so kind to send a thank you note. We wanted to share with you what a difference your donations and contributions to the James Burton Foundation make in the lives of others. Continued thanks for your support!


Well guys, we did it!

We are so excited to have been able to donate guitars to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the V.A. Hospital, both in Nashville, TN.

We believe in healing through the gift of music.

Thanks to everyone who partners and supports the James Burton Foundation with their time and money.

Without your support, we couldn’t continue to make this difference.

If you’d like to make a donation, any amount helps, visit

I’m truly honored to call you friend.

Thanks and GOD BLESS!



As we approach a new decade, we reflect upon all of the good the James Burton Foundation has been able to do…thanks to those like YOU who have donated their money, time and efforts and whom truly care about the difference music can make in someone’s life.

As you know, many schools programs nationwide have lost their funding and now simply cannot meet their needs.
With your help, what a joy it is to be able to get music back in the schools, helping to increase these children’s focus, improving grades and self confidence. This is the power of a musical instrument.

Think of the child in the hospital, who’s recovery is one of the greatest struggles they will ever face, with the gift of a new guitar, which brings happiness in a time of need.
This is the power of a musical instrument.

Consider the soldier, who has served our country, and who’s efforts have kept our families safe.
Many of which have seen combat and are suffering with P.T.S.D.
A guitar has been refuge for many and a beautiful addition to their therapy.
This is the power of a musical instrument.

We also want to take a moment to honor Jeffrey Burton, who went to Heaven earlier this year.
His selfless dedication in volunteering his services was so important in developing the foundation and moving it forward to where it is today.

Jeff produced and performed in all of the fundraising shows the foundation has put on.
His love for music and helping others is greatly missed.

As we begin a new year and decade, the James Burton Foundation thanks you for your continued support in changing lives through music.

May 2020 be the most blessed year yet!
Just think it up, then go do it.

If you’d like to make a donation, please visit


Packed theater for James Burton’s Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas Show last night.
Sonny Landreth was a late addition and ‘wowed’ the crowd with his guitar work and Marty Haggard was the surprise guest. All the artists were absolutely fantastic.
Guitars were given to veterans and a local high school and more money was raised for more guitars.
Thanks for supporting the James Burton Foundation.
Online donations can be made at 12/16/2019

Rockin' Louisiana Christmas with James Burton This morning we're talking about the spirit of Christmas giving the gift of music to the community.


What: James Burton’s Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas
When: Saturday, December 21st, 2019
Where: Maragaritaville Casino, Bossier City

Legendary guitarist and ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’ James Burton has invited some friends to celebrate Christmas on Saturday, December 21st at Margaritaville Resort and Casino at 8:00 P.M. (doors open at 7 P.M.) for James Burton’s Rockin' Louisiana Christmas.
This very special event will feature not only Burton, but Grammy winning Zydeco legends Wayne Toups and Jo-el Sonnier, James' band mate from the TCB Band, Estelle Brown of the Sweet Inspirations, virtuoso guitarist Sonny Landreth and Louisiana's top show band, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs.
It will also feature some other very special guests.

"This is going to be an amazing show" said Burton. "We wanted to feature Louisiana artists and Louisiana music to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit." Burton continued, "Maybe some tickets to the show can be an early Christmas gift."

In addition to holiday favorites, and the artists performing some of their most popular songs, the concert will also feature a tribute to Elvis Presley, spotlighting the talents of Burton, Elvis' former guitarist, and Estelle Brown, former member of The Sweet Inspirations who were Elvis' backup singers.
At the show, the James Burton Foundation is also honored to be presenting guitars to a local school for kids and veterans.

Tickets for A Rockin' Louisiana Christmas are available through Ticketmaster and the foundation office and are $30 for general admission.

Also available are special VIP tickets for $100 which will include premium seating, a pass to the VIP-ONLY pre-show ‘Q & A with the artists’, and a special souvenir VIP pass and lanyard.
VIP tickets can ONLY be purchased by contacting the James Burton Foundation at 318-424-5000 or [email protected]

All proceeds from the event will benefit the James Burton Foundation which provides guitars for Veterans and children in schools and hospitals.
For more information, call the James Burton Foundation at 318-424-5000.
Don’t miss this fantastic holiday show with all of your favorite music and support a great cause. 12/03/2019

The James Burton Foundation

Hey guys, it’s the annual ‘Giving Tuesday’.
What an incredible year it has been for the James Burton Foundation.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to put lots of guitars in the hands of kids and veterans and are looking to do even more next year.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year to help provide more guitars to those in need, simply visit and click on the yellow ‘donate’ button and enter your info.

It’s as simple as that to make a HUGE difference in a child’s life or a veteran, giving the gift of music.

Sincere thanks for your support.
We couldn’t do it without you.

The James Burton Foundation



The James Burton International Guitar Festival is proud to present James Burton's 'Rockin' Louisiana Christmas' concert December 21st at Margaritaville Casino.
If you've been to one of the previous Christmas celebrations, you know what an absolute blast this show is.
General admission tickets are available via Ticketmaster for $30 each.
$100 VIP tickets are available from the James Burton Foundation office at (318) 424-5000 or [email protected]
Better get your tickets now before they're all gone!
A ticket makes a great Christmas gift for a loved one or co-worker. All to support a great cause and give back this holiday season.
There will also be some amazing surprise guests stopping by. You don't want to miss this festive musical extravaganza. Remember, ALL proceeds go to The James Burton Foundation to buy guitars for schools, children’s hospitals, and our great veterans. Your ticket purchase will help buy a guitar for a child or a veteran.
See you there!
Merry Rockin' Christmas!!


Sneak Peak of the James Burton & friends concert!😉
T-minus 1 day until showtime!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, get them at or call 615-687-6400 now!!!

For VIP ticket and info, please contact 318-424-5000 or email [email protected]!


The Master Of The Telecaster | James Burton

Here's a little throwback for y’all! :)
Only a few days left until our Nashville show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center​r featuring #JoeWalsh, #BrianMay, #SammyHagar, and so many more! Get your tickets to this historic Rock n Roll event while you can! (Full lineup below)

🎟Buy tickets at:
👏RSVP at

The lineup includes performances by:
Joe Walsh
Brian May
Sammy Hagar
Paul Shaffer
Mickey Dolenz
Steve Cropper
The Imperials
Maggie Rose
Caroline Jones
Restless Heart
Tim Rushlow
Skunk Baxter
Albert Lee
Jason Scheff
Chris Whitehall
Ronnie Tutt (TCB Band)

Legacy Acts:
Marty Haggard
Johnny Owens
John Carter Cash
Roy Orbison Jr. & Alex & Wesley Orbison

Happy Birthday, James Burton! Burton has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Ric...


James Burton to host all-star show during CMA Awards week

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Burton is bringing his friends and fellow legends to Nashville for an all-star show Tuesday night, with Rock and Roll...


James Burton & Friends - FOX 17 Rock & Review

General admission tickets available at

VIP Meet & Greet tickets available via [email protected]

James Burton, Grammy award winning guitarist for Elvis & Ricky Nelson, talks about his star studded James Burton & Friends Charity event on Tuesday November ...


You could win 2 tickets to our big show on Tuesday, 11/12 in #Nashville! To enter, follow the directions on the James Burton post below!

🎟Buy tickets at:
👏RSVP at

💥 Giveaway Alert! 💥 Win 2 tickets to this historic Rock & Roll event taking place Tuesday, 11/12 at the #Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center!
To enter: comment below your favorite song of any of the artists playing! (Full lineup below 😊) Contest ends this Wednesday at 11:59pm!

🎟Buy tickets at:
👏RSVP at

The lineup includes performances by:
#RonnieTutt (#TCB Band)

Legacy Acts:
#RoyOrbison Jr. & Alex & Wesley Orbison

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