Virtuoso Guitarist Claude Bourbon in Hillsboro

Date(s) - Sunday June 2, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro

Contact: Catherine Wanek
Sierra County Arts Council

French guitarist Claude Bourbon is known in Europe and America for his exquisite fingerpicking style that takes classical, blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern music into uncharted territories.  This unique performer will grace the stage at the Hillsboro Community Center Sunday, June 2, at 3pm.

Now based in the UK, Claude Bourbon weaves his songs as if on a journey through life, reflecting his European cultural roots, blending classical openings that might grace the courts of kings, with the earthy rhythms of the Mississippi Delta, romantic jazz, and contemporary folk. (

According to the BBC, “…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performances through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”

Claude has played countless venues, including the Glastonbury Festival, the Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O’Z, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan, Jan Akkerman, Steve Grossman, Herbie Armstrong and many more.

 “A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

“… 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.” Dave Baily

The Hillsboro Community Center (HCC) is located at 316 Elenora Street, on the south hill overlooking the town.  Concerts at the HCC are supported by the community, and sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council (SCAC)

Cost: $10, $5 seniors, children & SCAC Members
Virtuoso Guitarist Claude Bourbon in Hillsboro
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