Slip your toes in the sand and grab a Mexican beer, Butch R. Baker has just released his newest Gulf Rock tune Banana Joe. Filled up with steel drums and a laid-back attitude, Banana Joe is the musical equivalent of an oversized Hawaiian shirt. It tells the transformative story of a snowy young Joseph turned sun-tanned, lush, and lively. With age he becomes known as Banana Joe, and is finally living the life he always dreamed of. This tune has all of the stellar and silly qualities you would come to expect with Gulf Rock, including some smooth guitar solos and beach whistles. The melodies are exceptionally song-like and easy on the ears. Baker’s voice fits the style like a glove, and carries the tune with ease. With the release of Banana Joe, Butch R. Baker puts a strong flip flop forward and gives listeners a dreamy good time. – Zachary Larson
Strongest Point(s): Banana Joe is proudly and loudly Gulf Rock. It takes all of its familiar qualities and puts them on full display. This genre can get eye rolls from some pickier listeners, but it is nothing short of a fun and responsibility-free vacation. Baker lays into the fun by adding some musical quotations parrot-heads are sure to gawk over, and keeps the energy light the entire time.
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Gulf Rock, Soft Rock, and Adult Contemporary will enjoy Banana Joe by Butch R. Baker.
Artist target suggestions: Jimmy Buffett, Muster Point Project, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Phish, Zap & The Wires, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Steve Miller Band, The Beach Boys
About The Reviewer: Zachary Larson is a professional guitarist in New York City. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured the world as a classical chamber musician, onboard cruise lines, and with several Broadway musicals. His recorded work spans across Classical, Pop, and Experimental music. His arrangements are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver.
Butch R. Baker has released his new original holiday tune Christmas Is Coming. Guitars gently groove with the sounds laughter to welcome listeners into Baker’s winter wonderland. The tune establishes a foundational sound most fitting in the world of classic and soft rock and thrives in that familiarity. Sung with ease, the lyrics touch on the joy of an in-person Christmas with family and friends. Layered with extra instrumentation and sounds, the tune features a colorful surplus of thrills and excitement. The added laughter and overall easy-listening nature of the song give the impression of a large family gathering before a big meal. Overall, Christmas Is Coming by Butch R. Baker is a very fun and colorful new tune that provides a warmth for this holiday season. – Zackary Larson
Butch R. Baker takes listeners down to Cabo with his new tune Coke & Tequila. Featuring a Rock groove drenched in Reggae vibes, Coke & Tequila has a sound that fans of Gulf Rock will welcome with open arms. Telling a story of potential infidelity and bad decisions, the lyrics name coke & tequila as the savior for a groom’s primal impulses. While containing serious subject matter, the lyrics should be taken lightly as this truly is a tune about booze. They are sung with an easy going attitude and an overall sense of fun. Baker makes use of terrifically catchy melodies and ensures the tune will stay in your head longer than any tequila-induced hangover ever could. Overall, Coke & Tequila by Butch R. Baker is a fun and enjoyable listen that pairs perfectly with the beach front and any drink with a tiny umbrella.ZACHARY LARSON – Radio Airplay
Zachary Larson is a professional touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured as a classical chamber musician, onboard luxury cruises, and with the Broadway musicals Finding Neverland and Escape To Margaritaville. His recorded work spans from classical works and pop tunes, to mind-bending experimental music. His arrangements of orchestral music are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver. Watch his video here: https://fb.watch/c6GVwaMHzQ/
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