Ok. I’m just gonna say it. I’m eavesdropping on Amanda’s telephone call right now
Ok. I’m just gonna say it. I’m eavesdropping on Amanda’s telephone call right now with master keyboardist/vocalist/story teller Mr. Henry Butler. Hey, she has it on speaker phone and who could resist HENRY’S VOICE! Henry’s deep, beautiful, lyrical voice and OH, THAT LAUGH! OK. I’m gushing/ Amanda and Henry are long time friends and colleagues. He’s entertained on Amanda Gresham Delta Music Experience riverboat trips, and here at her DME Back Porch Blues Concerts in Gig Harbor. Now it’s YOUR turn! YOU get to hear him tonight when Amanda has him on Mighty Mouth Blues radio with Oogie and Amanda! Show is 7-10 PM PT UPDATE: Henry’s on at 7:15 PM!
* BONUS!* He’s a faculty member for Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop 2017! Here’s…..
The Faculty member write-up for HENRY BUTLER – PIANO
Considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Henry Butler is a ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W. C. Handy) Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace.
Blinded by glaucoma at birth, Butler has been playing the piano since he was six years old, and arranging, composing, and performing professionally since he was twelve.
A New York Times review of a performance at New York City’s Jazz Standard described Butler as “percussive in his attack, ostentatious with his technique…the picture of stubborn mischief — and, not coincidentally, of New Orleans pianism. He obliged the spirit of the occasion with his own stylistic consommé: billowing whole-tone glissandi; furrowed, Monkish hiccups; boppish two-handed octaves; flare-ups of funk and Chopin.” http://centrum.org/blues-festival-artist-faculty/
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