Jo Burt

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Jo Burt
Birth name Jo Burt
Born 1953
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass, electric guitar, lead vocals
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Sector 27, Virginia Wolf, Black Sabbath, Freddie Mercury, The Jo Burt Experience
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass

Jo Burt (born 1953) is an English rock bassist, guitar player, songwriter and vocalist. He is possibly best known for being the bassist for Black Sabbath during their 1987 tour in support of the album The Eternal Idol. He left the band after the tour ended.

Jo Burt was also a founding member of Sector 27 with Tom Robinson - and a member of Virginia Wolf with Jason Bonham. Burt also appears on Freddie Mercury's solo album, Mr. Bad Guy playing fretless bass.

He has written, toured, and performed with many other artists, including The Troggs, Brian Setzer, Bob Geldof, Roger Taylor, James Reyne, The Sweet and many more.

Burt continues to write music and now lives in Dorset with his wife, Antonia (a soprano). Burt still performs regularly in the UK, Europe and North America with his band, The Jo Burt Experience. He calls his southern-style rock with a trippy Beatles-esque English twist sound "Anglicana" - a term he coined himself - and describes it as "Nashville Rock with an English Accent".

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