Straight out of the underground, a steady rumble is building and it’s called Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon. Garage punk jazz funk on the low end of the dial gives way to delicate and elegant compositions as the band shows off without trying. These are not just players, these are musicians.
In an era where people eschew tangibility for technology, Butcher Brown is a ray of hope for the future. They are soldiers of peace, armed with respect for the lineage of Black music, who aren’t afraid to push forward. Rooted in the soil of the earth, their music reflects an aesthetic that exists beyond chronology. As anomalous as brown leaves of fall on a spring tree, they cause you to question exactly how a group of relatively “young” men possess such “old” souls.
They are agents of a continuum. A spectrum of color that defies categorical constructs, like that of dusk settling across the evening sky. They are a subtle, yet beautiful, reminder that after the darkness of nightfall, we are soon to expect the promise of the sun.
|22 Jul 2015||Charlottesville, Virginia — Rapture|
|24 Jul 2015||
Richmond, Virginia — The Camel
|28 Jul 2015||
New York, New York — Rockwood Music Hall
|07 Aug 2015||Richmond, Virginia — Shack Up Festival|
|08 Aug 2015||Germantown, Maryland — TBA|
|09 Aug 2015||Richmond, Virginia — Richmond Jazz Festival|
|20 Aug 2015||Richmond, Virginia — The Broadberry|
|27 Aug 2015||Virginia Beach, Virginia — Doc Taylor's|
|28 Aug 2015||Virginia Beach, Virginia — Africana Fest|
|04 Sep 2015||Richmond, Virginia — Gallery 5|