John GirtonJohn Girton

"His hands were born to play. John's versatility always made my tunes sound better." - Dan Hicks

"John Girton is one of the hippest, most lyrical, most delightful musicians I have ever worked with. I recall when Dan Hicks had his 60th birthday bash and assembled all of his illustrious musical alumni to perform at the Warfield, John Girton's mellifluous guitar playing shone over and above the work of the entire stellar cast. Years ago, when John was in my band, we were recording with an all star line-up headed by Benny Carter that included the famous jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, and Benny Carter assigned the solos to John Girton. That's how wonderful a player he is." - Maria Muldaur

"A treasure." - Joe Craven

"You could tell the guitarists in the audience by the way they stared slack-jawed at Girton's left hand. ...a la Joe Pass, Girton performs the seemingly impossible task of punctuating complex chord progressions with be-bop bass lines to create the feeling that two instruments are playing simultaneously." - Tad Toomay, Sacramento News & Review

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