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Outlaw Country Artist Gene Butler Band Celebrates Raucous New Album

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Gene Butler Photograph by Paul Hamingson

Los Angeles Country Music Act, Gene Butler Band celebrates the release of Born Inside A Hard Rock.

Los Angeles, CA country recording artists, Gene Butler Band celebrated the release of their seventh album, Born Inside A Hard Rock with a CD Release Party and Concert January 20th in Chatsworth, CA. Covering the entire album and several new songs, Butler was joined by “Shotgun” Weissman (Drums), Richie Vacarro (guitar), Matt McFadden (bass), Nathalie Blossom and Julie Janney on background vocals.

Butler’s roots country songwriting has been called ‘Concrete Americana’ with listeners at every corner of the globe from Australia to Zimbabwe, Canada to Japan and all across the United States. The new album’s “in your face country charm” features Butler’s original, thoughtful lyrics and memorable melodies.

The band has played every famous, near famous, and completely unknown venue in and around Southern California.  They’ve shared the stage with such amazing talents as Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Gurf Morlix, The Desert Rose Band, Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson, Dwight Yoakum, Danny Dugmore, Greg Leisz and the unique fiddling’s of the great fiddle player, Brantley Kearns, plus, many more.

Growing up a native of Macon, Georgia in the 60’s, Gene was surrounded by the music of Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, Little Richard and the inspiring gospel music that would emanate out of the black churches on a Sunday Morning. At a young age Gene knew that music was as close to heaven as the human soul could get. Little wonder that music was the path his life would take. His hundred-plus original songs lean towards Americana, but with plenty of country, blues and rock mixed in.

Butler’s songs have been placed in both film and television. Among them are; The Gilmore Girls, Holyman Undercover, Armadillo, The Little Acorn, Wrong Way, New York, Sirens and Malibu Dan; the Family Man. Born Inside A Hard Rock was produced by The Red Door Jukebox & Mike Matters Media. It was recorded at Clear Lake Studios in Burbank by Engineer Eric Miles and features Gene Butler (vocals/guitar/harmonica) with Bill Angarola (guitar/background vocals), Alan “Shotgun” Weissman (drums), Matt McFadden (bass), Julie Janney (background vocals), Nathalie Blossom (background vocals) and Gregory Gast (background vocals).

Gene Butler Band Website

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