Listening Room
Solo songs, band songs, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, National Steel, piano, and harmonica. Please enjoy them! Songs are Brian's originals except where noted.
Snow River - About a troubled river, Brian solo.

That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers Great Chicago blues song. Harmonica on this one.

The News About Billy - And it ain't good! Butler original performed solo.

When the Wind Blows - Piano blues!

BAND and other grouping.
Been There Done That - Band number from the Restless Street CD.

Animule Hall - About a special club in New Orleans.

Snow River - Studio version with band.

Great Rain - Written by the great John Prine; studio band

'Fore Day Rider - Written by Kansas City pianist Jay McShann. Brian on bass, National Steel and electric.

Wait All Night - Rocking band number. Ron "The Deacon" on B3.

Wait All Night (CD) 2007
Twelve solo blues with seven originals, including two piano blues.
Reviews: " of my favorite local acoustic releases of the year."
- November 2007 Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
"Acoustic piano vocal blues are a lost art, but are in very good hands here."
- Autumn 2009 Ancient Victories News
  1. Second Line Beat
  2. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
  3. When The Wind Blows (And The Lights Go Out)
  4. Slow Down Woman (J.B. Lenoir)
  5. Inconsequential
  6. Night Time Is The Right Time (Leroy Carr)
  7. Big River (Johnny Cash)
  8. Place Pigalle
  9. Trouble In Mind (Big Bill Broonzy)
  10. Serious Business
  11. Hard To Keep
  12. When Did You Leave Heaven (W. Bullock, R. Whiting)

Restless Street (CD) 1999
Band and solo performances with Robert Shangrow, Nova Devonie, Bob Conger, Ron Weinstein, Cliff Perry, Stuart Herrick, Jeannette d'Armond, Valerie Rosa and more.
"Brian Butler is one hell of a blues guitar player."
- January 2001 Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
"I'd recommend this CD to anyone who digs the blues."
- October 2007 Victory Music Review
" excellent job of combining acoustic and electric blues, folk and swing..."
- September 1999 review Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
  1. Animule Hall
  2. Too Many Trips
  3. Restless Street
  4. Stars Across The Sky
  5. Wella Wella Baby
  6. Been There Done That
  7. Louise
  8. Big Fire Now
  9. Traveling Mood
  10. Sitting On Top Of The World
  11. Hellbound Train
  12. Storm Warning
To buy WAIT ALL NIGHT or RESTLESS STREET, send $7 by check to Brian Butler, PO Box 75226, Seattle, WA 98175. 2 CDs: $14.

Brian is on these compilation CDS:

SEATTLE'S BEST BLUES #1 - Raw Records:
Includes "Been There Done That" from the RESTLESS STREET CD featuring Robert Shangrow, bass; Ron "The Deacon" Weinstein, Hammond B-3 and Bob Conger, drums.

Featuring Brian's song, "Serious Business", a tasty shuffle features Ron Weinstein, organ; Rod Cook, guitar, Robert Shangrow, bass; Tom Murphy, drums and Brian Butler, guitar and vocals. A electrifed version of the song on WAIT ALL NIGHT.

Released in 2001 by the Seattle Folkore Society, it features Brian's tune, "Inconsequential". The Seattle Folklore Society has more information on where to purchase the A MUSICAL DOORWAY. A different rendition of the same song as on WAIT ALL NIGHT.

Features Brian's piano number from WAIT ALL NIGHT, "When The Wind Blows". Other numbers feature the Northwest's finest acoustic-oriented singers and songwriters.