Paul butterfield

Explore the life and music of Paul Butterfield, a true pioneer of the blues. Discover his influential career and listen to his iconic songs that continue to inspire musicians today.
He began playing guitar when he just 6 years old and by the time he was a teenager, he was singing and playing fiddle and banjo as well. He quickly became a mainstay on the local music scene and played with many artists passing through town including Blind Willie McTelland Blind Blake. Though he performed in the area, he never made a living playing music. He spent much of his life as a sharecropper, working at a sawmill, or as a laborer. Portraits, Smithsonian, Ry Cooder, Son House, John Cage, Greats, Folk, American Heritage, Nuth

He began playing guitar when he just 6 years old and by the time he was a teenager, he was singing and playing fiddle and banjo as well. He quickly became a mainstay on the local music scene and played with many artists passing through town including Blind Willie McTelland Blind Blake. Though he performed in the area, he never made a living playing music. He spent much of his life as a sharecropper, working at a sawmill, or as a laborer.

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Pick Of The Day: Paul Butterfield Blues Band Is Finally Recognized For Pivotal Role In '60s Rock | Wisconsin Public Radio Rare Photos, Jimi Hendrix, Paul, Band, Joan Baez, Mike Bloomfield, Age Of Aquarius, Blue Band, Rock

With all the articles, books and documentaries that have examined and reexamined the hallowed history of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll, it’s still surprising that an important group like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band remains unheralded for their crucial contributions to pop music. Put bluntly, if it weren’t for the Butterfield band, both the American blues […]

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