Immediately below is Howards current performance schedule, with details of bands and configurations Howard currently performs with. For bookings and enquiry's please visit the contact page.


Howard is also available as a solo musician and singer as well as giving private tuition, workshops and seminars.
For bookings and enquiries, please visit the
contact page.


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May 11th - 13th
  Orwell Bluegrass Festival Hallow Tree Scout Camp,
IP10 0JP
The BassTree String Band





Bands and musicians that Howard often performs with:



The BassTree String Band

The Basstree String Band, with roots in Norwich and Lincolnshire, play classic and contemporary bluegrass with close harmonies and blistering instrumentals. Their musicianship is top-notch with a respect for tradition and played with soul.

Howard Burton is a sought-after bluegrass banjo player, who has led banjo workshops at numerous UK festivals and at the Sore Fingers School in the Cotswolds, placed at the Galax Fiddlers Convention, and teaches banjo from his home in Norwich.

Mark Jones is a flatpick guitarist, having studied the genre in the UK and East Tennessee whilst working at Steve Kaufman's Palace Theatre. Mark and Howard have played bluegrass together for over twenty-five years and also are part of the Dude Coopers, an established band active on the UK festival circuit since 2007.

Asa Hardy-Brownlie is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional American music and Gypsy Jazz. He performs bass duties as well as main and harmony vocals.

Please visit the contact page for more information or to arrange a booking.





Howard Burton Solo Musician & Vocalist

Apart from performing with the ever popular Dude Coopers, Howard has built up a reputation as a solo performer playing banjo and singing. This is quite unique amongst banjo players as playing the banjo while singing is no mean feet, but a skill Howard has mastered from years of fronting bands as a banjo player and vocalist. So if you are looking for something a little different for your festival or event, Howard is it!

Please visit the contact page for more information or to arrange a booking.


Here is my solo rendition of the bluegrass classic, The Nine Pound Hammer


This is my rendition of Little Darling Pal of Mine


The Dude Coopers

The Dude Coopers are a Traditional Bluegrass band comprising of Howard Burton (banjo), Mark Jones (guitar), Charlie Ogunremi (mandolin) and Richard Eyres (dog house bass). All the players are seasoned Bluegrass performers in their own right, and have played in Bluegrass bands all over the world, and are presently based in East Anglia.

For more information and booking either contact Howard,
or visit The Dude Coopers dedicated website.












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