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Claude Bourbon, Classical/blues guitarist and singer

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00 pm


Claude is making his first appearance in our series. He is a mesmerizing guitarist with a strong background in classical guitar, along with solid familiarity with blues as well. Claude, who also sings, is French, though he grew up in Switzerland and now lives in the United Kingdom. He has fans on both sides of the Atlantic as a result of his frequent tours of both the United States/Canada and Europe. He plays a Gibson acoustic six string guitar and his repertoire includes bluesy pieces like Gershwin’s Summertime, as well as classical pieces, like Ravel’s Boléro

Dave Baily wrote in a review of a show at St. Kyneburgha Church in Peterborough, England:

“His fingerpicking is exquisite and if I closed my eyes I could clearly hear two guitars playing. Just when I recongnised a theme he moved on with a mesmerising cascade of notes which kept on flowing. He added a driving bass, for a version of “She knows how to stretch it”. By the time he sang the first verse he had ‘stretched it’ from Spain to the Caucuses, and from the concert hall to the bar room. His forte is obviously his wonderful guitar work, but he does occasionally burst into song and what you then get is something between Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, combined with a French accent! C’est magnifique.”. Claude’s web site is www.claudebourbon.org

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. They are now available at the Caltech Ticket Office and will soon be available online. join our mailing list and you’ll be sure to be notified about the show a few weeks ahead of time.


Saturday, April 28
8:00 pm


Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech
400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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