A legend of New Orleans piano
Henry Butler, says Richard Skelly of AllMusic.com, is arguably the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emperors of the ivories." Once you've heard what his hands can create on the keyboard, there's no going back. Throw in a classically trained voice aching through the blues, and you're someplace you have never been before and would give anything to return to again. Blinded by glaucoma at birth, Henry has been performing since he was six and arranging and composing since he was 12. He's a ten-time winner of the Pinetop Perkins Best Blues Instrumentalist Award. Henry comes to Michigan with a new release, "Viper's Drag."