Coming in 2020

The CandleStyx will mark the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Album “Let it be” with a performance of the complete album.

Also in this performance will be special guest performances to mark the passing of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin 50 years ago.



50th Anniversary of Woodstock @ Minnehaha Falls August 16th 2019 7 PM

Were you there in Bethel New York 50 years ago for the 3 day festival of Peace, Love & Music? A concert so powerful they renamed the boomers the Woodstock Generation!

2012 Woodstock Show Ensemble

10 Years ago the CandleStyx performed for a estimated crowd of over 3,000 at Lake Harriett band shell.   The directors cut of the film followed us at dusk. It was an amazing experience.  Were you there?

Reserve your performance now at 612-730-7520

The CandleStyx will be at Minnehaha Falls celebrating with 90 minutes of the music from Woodstock on August 16, 2019 at 7 PM

This just in:

It’s official: A Woodstock 50th anniversary concert is coming to the original site of the 1969 music festival in Upstate New York next year.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts confirmed Thursday that it will host a three-day event on August 16-18, 2019, titled “Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.” The “pan-generational music, culture, and community event” will celebrate the golden anniversary of the original Woodstock concert with a series of concerts, “TED-style talks,” and a “We Are Golden” history exhibit at the Museum at Bethel Woods.

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Butch r Baker & the Wailing Sailors

This year Butch is taking it tropical for all the parrot and pirate heads in the Minneapolis area.  12 Original Songs  evoke the Caribbean and other tropical locations  mixed into sets of Buffet, CSN and Beatles.

Come hear the one man band sailor show at The Driftwood Char Bar on March 29th at 7 PM.

Butch will be adding new sailors for larger venues.  Stay tuned for the new line up. 

Love Unbound Single* Released this Week! Download or stream from your favorite music service.

thumbnail Love unboundLove Unbound Single* Released this Week! Download or stream from your favorite music service. Find it on Spotify/Itunes/Amazon/Napster beginning as early as Tuesday March 7th! The song has garnered great emotion responses from our fans. I hope you will enjoy and recommend to a friend. *REMIXED

Click here to view the Prelude Video to the original track mixed with the live sounds of the CandleStyx show.

The new remix will focus on the song with small nuances differences from Track available on N1N. 
Here are the original lyrics and structure… a far cry from the song today.
Thanks to the song styling talents of Chuck Haelig!

Love unbound by Butch r Baker
© 2009 40shades music and publishing

1957 in a burned out hut,
I was concentrated love unbound.
Conceived of parents who might have known better.
They were poor but happily sound.
My Daddy work for the government then taken inventory
Of the oil rigs and the companies they made.
He forged his way through big numbers and little woman and they were never quite equally paid.
His life was caught up in the rate race of foolish men
From the sixties he made a home
Took him ten short years from the birth of my soul to be
Gracing someone else’s place.
My Momma work like the women of the liberated age
just as Rosie had modeled her page.
She rolled up her sleeves and raised 4 boys
while keeping her emotions checked rage.
Sister swore she would keep an honest soul
While her brothers made off at the wake
She and Ollie got wild one night in spring
And threw all the liquor in the lake.
Love unbound whoa love unbound
Where is the love unbound?
Love unbound whoa love unbound
Where is the love unbound?
My brother went off to Nam in 69
He was a troubled boy, who came back a man
Yeah in 72 he chased a second shoe
and he landed In the never never land.
I loved the boy who went away to war
and I lived inside his Clothes
He pledge to no one and turn about in time
To swearing he was never one of those.
A young buck boy who was never really bound
By the mother who was constantly in pain
I lived a life of sedentary motion
Never Fool enough or wise enough to gain
Love unbound whoa love unbound
Where is the love unbound?
Love unbound whoa love unbound
Where is the love unbound?

Is Love