The James Burton Guitar and Car Museum

The James Burton Guitar and Car Museum

This is a rendering of the future ‘James Burton Guitar and Car Museum’ to be located in Shreveport, Louisiana. It will showcase not only James’ highly unique guitar collection and some of his own classic cars, but will also display guitars and cars from his celebrity pals.

There is nothing quite like this museum anywhere else in the world.

True to the James Burton Foundation’s way of doing things, kids will play and integral part in being involved in this future project, as supporting and inspiring kids is a main focal point in what the James Burton Foundation is all about. There are plans to even have a stage located within where kids can perform.

Fundraising for the project is beginning now, so if you would like to make a donation towards this project, any donation at all will help, the James Burton Foundation would be most grateful.

If you’d like to make a donation, go to and send to recipient:

or send checks to:
James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Please make sure you specify that the donation is towards the museum.

Since the James Burton Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organisation, all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support!


Recording time for Cope Middle School

The James Burton Foundation was pleased to provide some recording time to Cope Middle School students this week.
It was great fun and was inspiring to all involved. Thanks for supporting the foundation!

Cope Middle School

Donate to the James Burton Foundation in honor of Lonnie Mack..

Lonnie “Lonnie Mack” McIntosh

Lonnie Mack

Guitarist Lonnie “Lonnie Mack” McIntosh, 74, of Smithville, TN, formerly of Dearborn County, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Nashville, TN.

He was born Friday, July 18, 1941 in Dearborn County, Indiana, son of the late Robert McIntosh and the late Sarah Sizemore McIntosh.

Lonnie was a well known music legend and pioneer.

His guitar recordings were a significant influence on many prominent rock guitarists, including, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Paige, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Ted Nugent and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was considered one of the finer “blue-eyed soul” singers of his era.

His famous 1958 Flying V guitar judged among the world’s 150 “most elite guitars” and in 1993 the Gibson Guitar Corporation issued a limited-run “Lonnie Mack Signature Edition” of the iconic guitar. Lonnie played sessions for record labels with Fraternity Records, Electra Records and Alligator Records. He played blues and R&B with artists such as James Brown, Hank Ballard and Freddie King. He also produced and played bass with The Doors on their Road House Blues album. He played at Carnegie Hall with Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins. His last professional show was in Cleveland, Ohio for Les Paul’s 92nd birthday party, which was sponsored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with several of the world greatest guitarists. Family along with music was very important to Lonnie. His life left a lasting legacy on both.

In lieu of flowers, the family has graciously asked that contributions be made to The James Burton Foundation (donating guitars to enable young musicians to get their start).

If you would like to notify the family of your donation personally, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450.

To make a donation, go to, recipient:

Robert Plant Fundraiser

James wanted to send out a BIG ‘thank you’ to his friend, Robert Plant for his kindness to The James Burton Foundation and the cause for the kids. The Robert Plant show in March was phenomenal!
His generous meet and greet to benefit the James Burton Foundation was unforgettable and everyone walked away saying what a wonderful experience they had.
All noted how down-to-earth and kind Robert is, trying not to leave any person in the room left out.
That shows what a considerate artist he is and why James is honored to call him friend.
Also, a very special thank you to his wonderful band and staff.
This was a GREAT experience for us all.
Thanks for supporting the James Burton Foundation!

Robert Plant Fundraiser

James Burton, Robert Plant, Jeff Burton

Robert Plant Fundraiser

James w/ Robert Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters

Photos by: Tom Prusik

Merry Christmas!

What a year we’ve had here at the James Burton Foundation. 🙂

We are SO GRATEFUL to you!
We can dream up projects to bless others, but nothing happens without YOUR love and support.
It’s through YOUR generosity that we are able to make a difference in so many lives.
Through the gift of giving….and the gift of music.
We simply could NOT do it without you!

2016 looks even better. Plans are to start on the ‘James Burton Guitar and Car Museum.’
Ultimately, it will be place like no other, with unique guitars, automobiles and many other one-of-a-kind items.
Also, there will even be a venue for kids to be able to perform and showcase their talents.

We also have plans for MANY other exciting projects. More details soon.

We are very excited about future!!
Thanks again for being a part of what the James Burton Foundation is doing.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!