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Upcoming Performances:

Brian Butler with Robert Shangrow
Easy Monkey Taphouse website
Friday, March 6
8 - 10pm
17537 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, Washington 98155 (206) 420-1326
The Easy Monkey is a new, cozy little tavern in Shoreline. Brian and Robert will be doing the blues and many of Brian's originals: "Snow River", "Taking That Train", "The News About Billy". Robert Shangrow is a inventive bass player and together they have played big festivals and intimate club shows. They are looking forward to the opportunity to bring their unique sound to the Easy Monkey. Stop in an immerse yourself in the blues for a bit; they're transcendant, ya know. Easy monkey!


Brian solo
Coupeville Arts Festival 2015 (Website)
Saturday, August 1st    1:00 - 2:30pm
Coupeville, WA (Whidbey Island)
News & Musings:
Feb 24, 2015
Really looking forward to playing at the Easy Monkey Taphouse. Steve the owner is a real music follower and supporter and the room is clean, cozy and perfect for music. It's hard making it in the music business, for both clubs and players so all support is really appreciated. In the summer they open the big back door. Don't expect that when we play on March 6, but keep it in mind! Robert Shangrow will be there with his great bass playing and we've worked up an exciting set that features a lot of my originals. See ya there!
Feb 5, 2015
The Three Guitars - Jack Cook, Chris Stevens, Mark Dalton, Russ Cammerer and I - had a great time playing at the Crossroads a week ago. A diverse audience of varied ethnicity and ages makes the place special. A bunch of friends showed to cheer us on, the espresso flowed like wine, and the kids danced with those tennis shoes that light up. We'll be back in the fall.
Feb 1, 2015
Looking forward to hearing Martin Sexton at the Neptune later this month. He has a fantastic voice plus he makes his Godin A6 Ultra guitar sound so good I had to pick one up. Its a useful guitar that I'm using in my solo shows. He's playing Feb 27 if ya wanna know.
Oct, 2014
Bob Dylan rolled through town, three shows at the Paramount. He played a lot of piano; occasionally wandering up to the center of the three mics and stage center to sing. The band has kind of a riverboat ensemble sound that is totally unique. Bob was inscrutable as usual but fascinating. If Mark Twain came to town, would you go see him?