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James Burton

John Tobler, ZigZag, April 1976

IF ANY OF YOU missed seeing Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band on their recent tour, you were either very unlucky or very foolish. I can't recall anyone I've spoken to mentioning the event in terms of other than the highest praise, and they all echo my feelings that a swift return to these shores would really be of the greatest benefit to us all. In a band where everyone was a star by the end of the tour – even if one or two members couldn't aspire to that status beforehand because they weren't really well known – the stand-out star was James Burton, Telecaster artist extraordinaire.

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