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January update

The James Burton Foundation received a generous donation towards the James Burton Studios from The Perkin Fund.

The Foundation donated a music oriented gift basket to the Minden St. Judes Auction on Saturday Feb 4th.  Their auction was a huge success and we are blessed to have been part of such an amazing cause.


Cookbook update

We would like to thank our family & friends from all over the world for sending in their recipes for the cookbook. And we would like to thank you all for supporting foundation through buying our cookbook. We are proud to say it sold out in two weeks! We are ordering 500 more cookbooks and we are including new full page ads in reprint so any business (worldwide) may purchase for $150.00.  We can help create an ad if need be.  Please send an email to if you are interested in buying ad space.

For ordering your copy, please visit this page

Radial announces 500 series Workhorse and modules selected by James Burton Foundation

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the Workhorse chassis and several 500 series modules have been selected for the new James Burton Foundation Studio in Shreveport, Los Angeles.

Radial President, Peter Janis: “When the James Burton Foundation approached us about securing these products for their new recording facility we were excited to be included in the project. Their vision of supporting music education for those in need is one we whole-heartedly support. They’ve been building on this vision and we are honoured to be part of their brand new recording facility.”

The James Burton Foundation Studio will be a professional level studio available to recording artists at standard rates, and available to donees without charge. The James Burton Foundation’s Thomas Detrie explains why the Workhorse and modules were the products of choice: “I decided on the Workhorse because of its modular design, flexible use options, sound quality, and build quality. Our Foundation is non-profit so I appreciate the ability to buy quality components in ‘bite size’ as our needs grow and our budget allows.”

The James Burton Foundation’s Workhorse is currently outfitted with eight Radial modules: JDV-Pre (instrument pre-amp and DI), X-Amp (reamper), EXTC (guitar effects interface), PhazeQ (phase adjustment tool), 2 PowerPre’s (mic preamplifier) and 2 Komits (compressor-limiter).

Detrie has already been working with the new gear and had this to say: “The Workhorse is such a pleasure to use, and I am still discovering the great potential of the modular design and connectivity options. The modules sound great! I plan to add new ones and a second chassis as soon as the budget allows.”

James Burton is also encouraged to have Radial technology as part of the James Burton Foundation’s studio program: “Workhorse is a great addition to our recording studio and we look forward to a long working relationship with Radial Engineering.”

For more information on the Workhorse and 500 series modules CLICK HERE.


Foundation Cookbook Fund Raiser

Foundation cookbookThe Foundation has compiled favorite recipes from family, friends, and guest artists into a cookbook as a fund-raising project. It is a great gift, and James will autograph the first five hundred copies.

The cookbook is $20 plus $5 for US shipping and $15 for International orders.

Reserve your copies at

James Honored For Foundation Work

Pathways Core Training Inc. of Las Colinas TX will honor James and the Foundation at the Matters of the Heart Gala and Golf Tournament this Saturday 15 October. The event features performances by Doyle Dykes and Billy Swann.

The Matters of the Heart Gala and Golf Tournament is Pathways biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will benefit these programs: Pathways Teen and Family Camp, Military Service Men and Women and Families, and Families of Children with Special Needs.

Pathways Core Training Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to create lives of passions, purpose, and success for adults, teens, and families by empowerment to overcome, heal, and transcend internal barriers to create a life by design, not by default.

For more information see: Matters of the Heart Gala.

Studio Support From Radial Engineering

Radial EngineeringRadial Engineering, maker of high-quality audio components, generously has assisted the Foundation Studio with product acquisition. Peter Janis, Radial Engineering president, and Steve McKay, Sales Manager, wanted to help the Studio Music Education Program move forward — our sincerest thanks go to Radial Engineering!

Radial Engineering’s associate companies are Primacoustic, makers of acoustic control products, Tonebone, makers of effects pedals, and Zebra Case, makers of hard-shell equipment cases. The recording industry knows all the Radial product lines for exceptional performance and build quality.

The Foundation also thanks Jeff Barnett of Sweetwater Sound for his help.

For more on these products see: Radial Engineering, Primacoustic, Tonebone, Zebra Case, and Sweetwater Sound.

On-Stage Stands Supports The Foundation Studio

Sharon Hennessey, Dennis Bennett, James

On-Stage Stands, a major mic and instrument stand supplier, generously has supported the Foundation Studio with their products. Sharon Hennessey, On-Stage Stands vice-president, and John Lamb, Export Manager, wanted to help the Studio Music Education Program move forward — our sincerest thanks go to On-Stage Stands!

On-Stage Stands is a division of The Music People! Inc. TMP have been innovators of high-quality musical instrument and mic stands for thirty-one years, and are one of the nation’s leading suppliers of microphones and pro audio equipment. For more information on these companies see: On-Stage Stands and The Music People! Inc.