Robert (Burt) Sawdon is originally from Burythorpe East Yorkshire.
Burt started playing music at a tender age with Gin Saw, the Diamonds’ guest New Orleans style pianist. Burt plays electric and double bass, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and occasional blues harp.
A life long lover of the blues and R&B Burt is the former leader of Burt’s Band a successful York R&B combo. Burt spent three summers playing in Appalachia where he developed his passion for Hillbilly and Old-Time music. Together with his close friend Frank Pallister, he is responsible for initiating the Old-Timey sessions in York.
Away from music Burt is a Professional Engineer, cricket lover and passionate salmon angler.