Reviews

Mike Ogliore, Vice President, Events & Operations
Bellevue Downtown Association
"The Bellevue Downtown Association has hosted Brian Butler (solo, duo & band) at numerous events over the years and we continue to be impressed with his connection to our audiences and professionalism. He always puts on a great show and his blues guitar style is spirited & soulful!"

Randy Williams, Entertainment Director
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
"If you're an Entertainment Director and want to look good - hire bluesman Brian Butler. Nobody's going anywhere while this guy's on stage. I shook almost as many hands for hiring him as he did for his performance. "

Lance Haslund, Director
Highline Classic Jazz Festival
"The next time Brian Butler & Paul Green play our festival we'll be sure to put them in a larger venue. They had an SRO crowd spellbound. Great vocals, great players, and brilliant audience engagement. Do yourself a favor; hire these guys."

Kevin Callan, Beach Party Host
"I first saw Brian Butler play solo back in the 80's. Then a few years later I caught him with the Brian Butler Blues Band and was blown away with his guitar work and great blues rifts. Brian plays a lot of his own original material and it's really great stuff. I asked him to play at my 40th birthday party and Brian and his band were fantastic. Then he played at my 50th party and brought the roof down! He's been playing for our annual summer beach party for the last 5 years and he never disappoints, he's the main reason people don't miss it. Brian always puts on a great show and gets people out dancing in the sand. If you get a chance to see Brian, solo or with the band don't miss it! "

Paul, Willow and Dave, hosts
Unbound Blues Jam, The Madison, Everett
"Brian is a fantastic guitarist and singer who happens to be another longtime Northwest favorite. Steeply versed in the blues, Brian also likes to venture out and explore other styles of music. When performing on stage, he truly enjoys entertaining people, and his choice of material lends itself to telling stories set to music."

Ancient Victorys
Chris Lunn reviews Wait All Night

"Blues based singer, guitarist and composer Brian Butler showed up at some acoustic open mikes in the 70's and 80's. He was also pursuing and making a name in the electric blues-based band scene. " Read more...

Victory Music Review
Heidi Fosner reviews Wait All Night

"Brian Butler has been on the Seattle music scene since the 70's and his newest CD Wait All Night can only add to his already excellent reputation." Read more...

Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
Eric Steiner reviews Wait All Night

"Brian Butler's new self-produced CD is one of my favorite local acoustic releases of the year. Scott Ross crisply captured Wait All Night's 12 tracks at Elliot Bay Recording, and I particularly liked originals like "Inconsequential", "Second Line Beat", and "Serious Business"." Read more...

Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
Mark Dalton reviews Restless Street

"Brian Butler is one hell of a blues guitar player. Has been for many years. I've got a tape of Butler playing "Sweet Little Angel" at Pig Alley around 1976 that is as intense and authoritative as anything I've heard Robert Cray to do date, for example." Read more...

Washington Blues Society Bluesletter
Julie Powers reviews Restless Street

"Six foot four, dreamy bedroom eyes, voice so smooth and mellow it could melt a young girl's heart. Ah, yes, blues fans, it's Brian Butler! Soulful, sophisticated, spirited - this CD is like eating fresh peach ice cream on a hot and lazy Sunday afternoon - a real treat."
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