Teaches Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Learning to play an instrument is a skill that can bring enjoyment to a person's life.
Records as solo artist - recent jazz release "Sonic Stew"
Bachelor's Degree in History
Jazz funk band playing in Long Beach
Jimi Hendrix, Kool & The Gang, The Weather Report, Carlos Santana
20 years teaching private guitar lessons
Rock, Funk, Country, Celtic, Jazz, Latin Rock, Blues
Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Guitar, Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar
Performed with The Fatback Band and appeared on gold record Brite Lights Big City, Performed and toured the U.S. with The Drifers, Recorded with Stephen Perkin's jazz band Banyan, Recorded with Mike Watt - Ball Hog and Tug Boat
After touring stints with the Fifties icons The Drifters, Butler was invited to Join The Fatback Band, a funk unit from Queens, New York. The First record he recorded with Fatback, Brite Lites/Big City, went gold.
Butler spent the next several years touring extensively with Fatback. He recorded two more records with the band, including XII, which contains the track King Tim III, the first rap track ever released on a major label.
Moving to Los Angeles, Butler recorded with Stephen Perkins’ acid jam band, Banyan which included Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also appears on Mike Watt’s Sony release: Ball Hog or Tug Boat on a track featuring Henry Rollins.
Into the new millennium Butler went back to his roots and lead and toured with the Celtic rock band Superkeltic; the band was mentioned as one of the top Celtic rock band in America by Winnie Czulinski in her history of Celtic music, Drone On! Butler currently plays with the Long Beach, CA-based MajicBulletThroey and is an alumnus of Uli Jon Roth’s Sky Academy.