7:30 PM—Join the Oxford American magazine and Landers FIAT of Benton, Arkansas at South on Main this week for the free Local Live music series, featuring the John Burnette Band. This show marks the One-Year Anniversary of Local Live! We hope everyone can join us for this very special, very monumental show. Call ahead and make a reservation to ensure your seat.
John Burnette is a Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist from Little Rock, Arkansas who combines his background in Folk, Jazz, Rock, and Blues to create a familiar yet searching blend of music that draws on his past musical experiences.
He spent the first years of his life growing up in Mountain View, Arkansas: the "Folk Music Capitol of the World," in a community dedicated to supporting and continuing the tradition of live music and storytelling, which paved the way for him to learn how to play the guitar. He moved to Little Rock at age 11 with his mother and began performing at the age of 14 in open blues jams early on, then graduated to playing with various rock bands from Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. Upon graduating High School, he received a scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and holds a degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar Studies and Entrepreneurship.