All Night Long is Texan Burton‘s sixth release to date and features his usual mix of drawling southern vocals with some fine understated guitar fretwork. Here he is joined by two musical buddies, ‚Stomping‘ Bill Johnston on Harp and Dirk Cordes on Skins.
Mostly self-written, material also includes Charlie Patton‘s ‚Pony Blues‘ together with a Willie McTell cover of ‚Statesboro Blues‘. The 14 tracks that make up the album are delivered with Burton‘s trademark laid-back style and sensitivity. Always soulful, the tempo is varied giving the whole a satisfying overall feel and vibe.
Having played a few gigs in Europe (France) last year in 2014, Burton is now targeting his launches at a UK and Europe-wide audience with considerable success; this album has already featured widely on UK blues radio playlists in recent months, gaining a well-deserved growing fanbase and interest for the guy and his music. Burton is clearly hungry, hoping for success and record sales in the European blues arena.
With this latest release he might just have produced the goods to carry him onto a wider world stage.