James Burton remembers Robin Williams

By Christian Henson | chenson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/12 2014 07:19PM

Updated 08/12 2014 07:25PM

James Burton first met Robin Williams while he was on tour with John Denver.

Williams was friends with Denver and would travel on the bands jet during tours.

"And John and Robin were very good friends and Robin would fly with us on the leer jet and go into different shows and hang out with us and he was just a great guy," Burton said "I really enjoyed being around him and being in his company. He was a wonderful man."

Burton will be back in his hometown of Shreveport in August.

The James Burton International Guitar Festival is in Shreveport August 22nd-24th.

All proceeds from the event will go to the James Burton Foundation which supports musical education for children in need.

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