Butcher’s signature sound and particularly his guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk, all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.  His band, put together specially for just this one night, consists of a unique assortment of the finest blues and rock musicians working today.

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV videos and hit songs– “Life Takes A Life,” “Wishes,” “Holy War,” “Goodbye Saving Grace,” “Miracles,” “Send Me Somebody”– comprise the underpinnings of a recording and touring career that continues today. A handful of critically acclaimed CD’s, Positively The Blues, Barefoot Servants, Electric Factory, Axis 3, Experienced!, and 2 Roads East mark Jon’s enduring love affair with the very fabric of American music.   Butcher’s signature sound and particularly his guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk, all of it focused through a prism built from the blues. An evening with Butcher takes you on an eclectic musical journey interwoven with his spellbinding stories.

Opening the evening is local prodigy Quentin Callewaert, only on the music scene for a few years now at the ripe old age of seventeen, but already creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around.   Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of American roots music.   Expect to be wowed as he warms up this spring evening.

Jon Butcher & friends will be joining us at Shalin Liu Performance Center with a special show to share some of his new music, old favorites, and of course, that charismatic stage presence for which he is so well known.