The Burton Band is an entertainment fixture in Oklahoma City and one of the premiere bands in the State of Oklahoma. Charles and Barbara Burton have been playing music together for over 40 years. Charles, the band’s lead guitarist and vocalist, has played with Gladys Knight and the Pips, as well as on the Tom Jones Show. Barbara was featured with the Jazz Messengers and recognized at the 15th Annual Granny Awards. She has also played with Roger Miller and Brenda Lee. The couple has opened for Nancy Wilson, Della Reese and Vic Damone. The Burton Band also features Charles and Barbara’s son, Tre, the group’s drummer.
Charles and Barbara are Tulsa natives and graduates of Booker T. Washington High School. Charles also worked as a principal at Gateway Elementary in Oklahoma City, and Barbara as a physics and biology teacher at Douglas High School.