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Jimmy Burns was raised on the Hilliard Cotton Plantation in Greenville, Mississippi. The baby of 11 children, his father was a sharecropper who performed in medicine shows. At an early age, Jimmy found his voice in the church choir and learned to play one-string and 12-string guitars.
When he was just 12 years old, his family moved to Chicago. By the age of 16, Burns was playing in doo wap groups. But it wasn’t until his 1996 debut album, “Leaving Here Walking”, that Burns earned critical acclaim AND a “Best Blues Record of the Year” award.
Six children, a barbecue business and countless international tours later, Burns still sings his sweet and soulful version of Delta blues.