Michael Butler is a dynamic, energized, entertainer and purveyor and interpreter of the finest music, old and new. Wowing audiences up and down the east coast with signature style lengthly sets on a Taylor 355-CE 12 string. THE SMILE IS INFECTIOUS. Michael does that with his music. Born with a cleft palette, Johns Hopkins said his mouth would not grow because of the reconstructive surgery performed at just 22 months old. "To do this at all is truly a miracle!"
"The Flow of the Show"
1st half is easy, wordy, some humorous story type listening
music. "I really enjoy searching youtube for those", "one hit
wonder" songs. I'm going for nostalgia, memories and in a subtle way sparking the imagination and soul of the audience. Stuff we grew up on and forgatten. Instrumentally, I also perform a medley of nursery
rhyme and campfire songs near the middle of the show. I love
watching the audience ponder the lyrics in there head to songs
like "Camptown Ladies" and "London Bridge" and some just love to be the first to sing them out loud to their friends. They really
get into it. It's kind of a "Name that Tune" segment of the show.
2nd half, with or without the band, ratchets up slowly to a hi
energy performance of an eclectic mix of covers. Anything from
Lady Ga Ga to Johnny Cash to Whitesnake to Adele. Finishing up
with classic (sing-a-longs) like, "Country Roads", "American Pie",
"King of the Road", etc.
Quotes from folks: "Can't believe there's only one guy on stage", "Wow, I haven't heard that song in like, forever", "How do you get that sound?" "Mike Butler is my favorite music group even when he's performing solo!"
Quote from a bouncer downtown Annapolis: "When you play here everybody's happy, makes my job much easier."
Quote from bar owners: "Huh, I think I actually made some money tonight"
Quote from my wife: "He's not at all like that at home"
Quote from Thomas Sowell: ( A brilliant economist and author) "Michael who?Never heard of h