June 5th Fishy Fishy Southport, NC 6:30-10:30
Thu June 11th J Kings 7pm Solo
Sat June 13th Choptank River Boat Club Denton, Md. 6-10 pm With TRIO
Fri June 19th Wine in the Woods. Waugh Chapel Swim Club, Gambrills, md 9pm Solo
Sat June 20 JP's Wharf Bar Bowers Beach, De. 5pm
Fri June 26th J King's Outdoor Patio 8-12
Sat June 27th Running Hare Winery Prince Frederick, Md 1-5pm
Sat June 27th "Trio" @ "The WoodShop" 7:30pm
Fri July 3rd "The WoodShop" presents: Robby Hecht robbyhecht.com
w/special guest, Angie Miller 7:30pm
Please RSVP ASAP. Limited seating for this show!
Sat July 4th JP's Wharf Bar Bowers Beach, De. 5pm
Fri July 10th "The WoodShop" Presents: Tony Denikos w/guests 7:30pm
Thu July 16th J Kings 7pm Solo
Sat July 18th "The WoodShop" presents: Mitch Morrill & The Mike Butler Trio Jam 7:30pm
Sat Aug 1st "Smitty's Car Show" JP's Wharf Bar Bowers Beach, De. 5pm
Sun Aug 2nd JP's Wharf Bar Bowers Beach, De. 5pm (Big Thursday Party)
Sat Aug 8th J King's Outdoor Patio 8:30pm
Thu Aug 13th J Kings 7pm Solo
Fri Aug 21st "The WoodShop" hosts "Matt Hutchison" from Baltimore's "Fools&Horses"
Sun Aug 23rd Snappers "Deck Party" 5-9pm Solo
Fri Aug 28th Stan&Joe's South Edgewater, Md. 8pm Solo
Sat Sept 5th JP's Wharf Bar Bowers Beach, De. 5pm
Looking forward to seeing everybody again real soon!
Stats: Most Watched Video: "Charm City" 115,491 views
For Most Tips in a single performance: $478.72 "JP's Wharf Bar" Bowers Beach, DE.
2014 Longest playing in one set: 3hrs, 40mins, "Fishy, Fishy" Southport, N.C.
Most gigs in a single day: "Honfest"-JP's Wharf Bar- J King's in One Day!
Most annoying question: "Can you play something we can dance to?" I honestly
cannot think of a single song you cannot dance to.
My favorite comment from an audience member: "You, solo, are my favorite band".
Furthest away Fan: Sidney, AU.
Favorite quotes: Kris Kristofferson: " All songs re really prayers."
Waylon Jennings: "Music should never be a competition"
"The WoodShop" was created for people who appreciate a listening environment over the loud talking and walls of televisions in most live music settings these days. It is also a place that provides a fully equipped stage with a PA system, drums, bass amp, 2 pianos, etc. allowing the musician to concentrate on performing. It was created out of my belief that most people really want to focus on the music/musician, they're just not given to proper atmosphere in which to do so. If you're a musician, how many times has someone asked you to play a song they really love? You do and they didn't even hear it because they were distracted. We use to play on stages. Now we all play on restaurant floors. In most bar settings it takes me hours to reach my audience and by then I'm ready to go home. It's real working driving to gigs, playing 4 hour gigs, loading and unloading, setting up, tearing down. Playing into a vacuum where there is no energy return is physically painful. At "The WoodShop" events are under 3 hours and usually split between 2 or 3 performers. This allows you to do your best stuff. A good song is a good song. Original or cover. End times are between 9:30pm and 11pm depending on what night of the week it is. Tips and donations are encouraged throughout the evening and musicians are encouraged to do their best to maximize the return. Invite your friend. They won't be disappointed. Email me and I'll answer any questions you have.
Michael Butler (owner)
Bringing music back to center
Note: The summer schedule is ongoing as the word gets out. Full fall schedule coming.
Thanks to everybody!