Claude Bourbon is a French / Swiss musician, guitarist, singer. Born in early 60's in Pontarlier, Doubs, France. Grew up in Payerne,Switzerland, Canton de Vaud. Classically trained in Fribourg when first started to play the guitar then played electric in different blues bands. Started to perform under his own name in 1992 when living in the South of France; has released so far 8 CDs and 1 DVD "Live in Taunton,MA,USA". He is currently living in Portsmouth, England.
There are some samples of his guitar work available on YouTube: His performance of Bolero illustrates his dexterity. There is also a clip of about 11 minutes from a set at Voodoo Lounge in 2007. For a vocal sample, see C'est Dimanche. There is also a three-part sequence You Don't Know from the R.A. Fountain General Store in North Carolina from May, 2007.
- "Kinch toast of the festival; Lichfield Real Ale, Jazz & Blues Festival Lichfield Rugby Club.". Birmingham Post. 2003-06-30. "Long-haired French bluesman Claude Bourbon minced up many other forms with his sliding and picking acoustic guitar work."