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Announcing the Wailing Sailors Show

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The Wailing Sailor show is:

Butch R Baker As a musical artist transplanted from c-c-cold Minneapolis, living in Ocala FLA now and developing a new show called Butch R Baker & the Wailing Sailors!

The show has two options:

Option A: is the full band

Option B: is solo act with guitars and the band-in-the-box!

Butch in Jax Beach Margaritaville Hotel lobby

Original Music is in the style or Jimmy Buffett and the Wailing Sailors show combines some of the best songs from Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Van Morrison & Butch R Baker!  

The Wailing Sailors song list is: 

  • Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett 
  • Vacation Vacation-Haelig (Original Buffett style)
  • Banana Joe – Haelig/Baker- (Original Buffett style)
  • Is This Love – Bob Marley 
  • Changes in Latitudes – Jimmy Buffett 
  • Samba Pa Ti – Santana 
  • Aloha Bill – Butch R Baker (Original in Buffett Pencil Thin Mustache style)
  • Volcano- Jimmy Buffett 
  • Son of a Son of a Sailor – Jimmy Buffett 
  • Gimme that Sun Fun Sun – Baker Haelig (Original Beach Boys style)
  • It’s Five O’clock Somewhere-Alan Jackson 
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley 
  • Coke n Tequila – Butch R Baker
  • Southern Cross – CSN (Buffett covered it too)
  • Walking on the Moonlight – Butch R Baker (Neil Young inspired)
  • Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley 
  • Pencil Thin Mustache – Jimmy Buffett 
  • Green Green Grass of September – Butch R Baker (Original Van Morrison style)
  • Banana Republic – Steve Goodman (Jimmy Covered too)
  • Coming Of Age – Butch r Baker (last single is a bit of a renaissance Zeppelin thing)
  • Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett 
  • In My Mind’s Eye – Butch R Baker (Brit Pop single)
  • What’s That Noise – Haelig, Baker, Notturno (Livingston Saturday Night style)
  • When the Leaves Come Falling Down – Van Morrison

It’s a great list with crowd pleasers and ear worms!  Coke N Tequila will sell drinks!

Here is where you can hear some of the original toons.

Watch the Around the Show is 8 Minutes video here on my website present on the right panel. Watch the other videos accessible here on my website

This one is a fan favorite:
Coke n Tequila Original Song by Butch r Baker – YouTube

The show is in development and you can see from the Woodstock show the strength of my productions . 

I look forward to hearing from you and getting moved up to full consideration of bringing my act to you!

Enjoy listening!

Butch  —

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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The CandleStyx SRO Shows at the Driftwood

Candlestyx 2015The 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 BTC4ill 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! TMJWhere 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.Driftwood

Catch this show June 20th at the Driftwood Char Bar 4415 Nicollet Ave S. MPLS MN 55419

We found an new home at the Driftwood!

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.