Craig Butterfield: Jazz and Classical double bass ninja badass, professor
Craig Butterfield’s unbelievable command of the double bass has taken him around the world and through some of the most prestigious ensembles. From touring with Maynard Ferguson to performing for the king of Thailand, Craig Butterfield has proven himself to be a total bad ass, capable of playing all types of music at the highest level.
P.S. Gig tonight at the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis. Show starts at 10.
François Rabbath 1931-
Classical Upright Pedagogue/Solist/Composer/Badass
To start things off, here’s a clip of François being a badass/throwing an upright out of a window.
Born in Aleppo, Syria into a musical family François, taught himself bass at the age of thirteen. He continued studying at the Paris Conservatory where he quickly surpassed his teachers and established his solo career. His three-volume double bass method, Nouvelle technique de la contrebasse, smashed the previous technical limitations of bass, became standard reading for bassists worldwide, and started generations of new virtuosi.
A short composition by Rabbath called Iberique Peninsulare, performed by Volkan Orhan.
P.S. Gig tonight at 10th Avenue Burrito in beautiful Belmar, New Jersey. Show starts at 8:30.
Tonight! A Spectacular & Magnificent Jamboree at the Big Top! Yessir ladies and gentlemen, come out early for one of the most exquisite, sultry, tickling summer evenings we’ve ever put together…
It’s going up at the Big Top (1638 Clio St.), 6pm tonight (Sunday August 1st) – we’ll begin with a 5 course meal, then at 8pm Dirty Bourbon will take the stage (our last show of the summer) followed by our North Carolinian friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival at 9pm.
Nothing in history will ever be like tonight. The cunning uniqueness of tonight’s occasion is spilling over the brim; I suggest you come drink from this cup before it’s all gone.
This Saturday (July 10th) we ride west to Lafayette, LA for a charcoal-fingered romp’n’stomp at Artmosphere. Our third appearance, this time we will be joined by the Howdies, Lafayette’s own SwingRoots’n’Rockabilly gentlemen – whiskey orbs, fingergloves, a duck possibly. Yess indeed. And, in a couple of hours, the delivery man’ll be dropping off 200 copies of the new album “Free Love”, which we’ll be handing out for free at the show.
Check out the Howdies here. They sound damn good. ‘Nuff said.