I am excited to announce recording is underway for a first solo release from Bill “Butch r” Baker.
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Love Unbound will be a collection of works written solo and together with partners going back in time to when I partnered with best friends Jeff Avery of DC Star, Ravyn Kurylo-Blackthorne and of course the song master Chuck Healig!
Butch r Baker & The Candlestyx bring the 7th annual celebration of the Woodstock Festival to Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. Its an ambitious show putting 3 days of music into 2 hours, but then again you don’t have to slip and slide in the mud….wait… wasn’t that the fun part!
The CandleStyx continue to please SRO crowds at the Driftwood. Wendy Lee and Butch r Baker are drawing fans to see and hear their onstage magic. Wendy Lee channels the best Janice Joplin and Grace Slick. Butch tears up the Rock Standards and breaks new ground with his performance. Together they charm audiences and make new fans each outing!
The Band was formed in 2009 for the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival. Each year an incarnation has brought fresh thought and life to the music of a generation. In 2011 Butch teamed with Chuck Haelig to begin writing songs together. Chuck is an amazing songster. He is the Richards to Butch’s Jagger… the McCartney to his Lennon.
Tim Siefkes was introduced to the Band by Mick La Briola and soon with Texas Bill Noturno the original music was showcased under the name New Riders of the Purple Dead (NRPD)
Tom Caspers on Drums along with Chuck and Texas Bill form the rhythm section and you can find them performing under the name TC4. This completes the latest incarnation and it is blessed with bountiful camaraderie . The showmanship of the CandleStyx is palpable!
This June Tim and his lovely wife celebrate 30 years of bliss and will be away durng our performance at the Driftwood! Have no fear! There is an extra special treat when original CandleStyx keys Michael James Wachner joins us on stage June 20th. It promises to be a deliciously decadent demo of lasting friendship and musical mischief.
Catch this show June 20th at the Driftwood Char Bar 4415 Nicollet Ave S. MPLS MN 55419
It was our third time back at the Driftwood and The Candlestyx have been playing to SRO crowds these past 2 performances. The Driftwood added new tables and we still had fans standing in the back. Dancers took the floor and even Larry sang RED VELVET CAKE with our Doors rendition of Break on Through.
It was Good Friday April 3rd and we added a few easter eggs in our set including Moma Told Me (not to come) and I’m a Believer!
Were working with The Driftwood for a return in May! Stay Tuned.