Brian Butler's WAIT ALL NIGHT
Reviewed by Eric Steiner
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". "Inconsequential" was featured on the Seattle Folklore Society's 2001 compilation
A Musical Doorway, and I'm glad Brian included it on Wait All Night. Brian's work has also been included on two Seattle Best Blues
compilations of Raw Records in Port Townsend, with "Serious Business" landing on SBB Vol. 2. On both "Place Pigalle" and
"When the Wind Blows (And The Lights Go Out)", Brian offers up some solid boogie-woogie piano that would be right at home in
the Big Easy. His classic interpretations of J.B. Lenoir's "Slow Down Woman" or Big Bill Broonzy's "Trouble In Mind"
will surely please fans of traditional acoustic blues.
Brian Butler brought his band to the Salmon Bay Eagles in Ballard,
and it was one of my favorite shows booked at Seattle's longest-running home of live blues. Wait All Night is a different side
of Brian Butler: solo and unplugged. It's a solid acoustic blues CD with a nice mix of original songs and covers.