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Hartlepool, UK

It all began with a beat up old guitar,a blues harp,smalltown indifference. Then BOOM! the big bad world, like minded people,trips all over the western hemisphere promoting my

JB Butterfield

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It all began with a beat up old guitar,a blues harp,smalltown indifference. Then BOOM! the big bad world, like minded people,trips all over the western hemisphere promoting my music.My 1st ever gig,& paid at that was in san francisco in july 75 at the network coffee house corner of levenworth & jones close to the embarcedero,i just happened to be there & someone was passing the guitar round,uptil then i had only done floor spots in folk clubs,i played a few songs & to cut a long story short i was hired for 40 bucks,by the time i'd reached texas 4 days later,i had the gigbug,i asked a guy who was playing a burger joint if i could play during his break,i did 45 mins & was rewarded with a burger & a pitcher of beer.(lone star of course)
by 1976,i was enjoying the pubrock & punk explosion,but was still playing in folk clubs myself,much to the disdain of the trad folkies.I eventually formed "shoot the lights out",we where featured in smash hits in 77 via a magazine article teesside smells.
by 79 i had formed the cambodian generals then the apes of god,& unfortunately a lot of it was on cassette & where left behind to god knows what when i moved house some years later.
the year 2000 saw me involved with a project called "a full head of steam", an album celebrating 175 years of railway history, i wrote a song for this album along with ,lindisfarne,vin garbutt,martin stephenson(the dainties),& jez lowe.175 years via the stockton & darlington railway.
2007 saw my 1st record deal following tours of ireland scotland & wales & festivals throughout england.Spook records(now lighthouse) recorded & mixed my  2nd album "the passionate pilgrim", it followed "man on the wire" & of course "a full head of steam".
In recent years i have toured scandinavia & have gained a following there.
In august you will find me gigging in austria.,now working on a new album.
OH! almost forgot to mention,september 2012 i hitch hiked & busked to orkney & back to hartlepool(500 miles round trip) to raise funds for alzheimers awareness,a disease that claime my dear mothers life  that same summer, because of the severe weather i raised 570 quid.



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