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ButterBean Live At the Spar (1999)


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ButterBean is a band formed by veteran musicians who initially began playing ‘on the side’ solely for the unique sound they could make together. It is not the average musical trio.

Michael Kinder has been playing the drums for 40 years. He is solidly booked in several area bands. There is no type of music he hasn’t played, but when left to his own devices, he will pull it to the soulful side. With ButterBean, he lays back into the groove he loves most and his drums pound out a funky foundation that makes feet move and pulses synchronize with the rhythm.

Dean Reichert’s guitar work, too, can shine in any genre of music. He fronts his own band, which is raw and bluesy. He plays lead guitar in a rhythm and blues band that has been making the Northwest corridor boogey for fifteen years. His jazz chops are superb, and when he rocks, he rocks. When he takes the stage with ButterBean, the ‘let go’ will astound you. The melody becomes his muse and the breathing space in his playing leads the listener on the voyage of the song.

The keystone component in the music of ButterBean is the Hammond B3 organ played by Buck England. He takes his place at the keyboard with 50 years of music experience channeled through his hands. Once a listener hears the mighty Hammond, they will understand its role. It thunders, whispers, rocks, and swoons. Buck wants us to know the purity of sound his instrument is famous for and it is his calling to show why the B3 holds such a unique place in music history. His roots hail from the early Hammond organ kings. When playing with ButterBean, Buck England holds court and reigns.

The original trio was begun by the late Rich Dangel of the Wailers fame, arguably one of the finest guitar players of all time. Buck and Michael continue cookin' the recipe with Dean.

ButterBean music is adaptable to almost any venue. That ability, too, is the product of experience and professionalism.

Visit their website at www.butterbeanmusic.com.
Since they love to play together, we hope you’ll consider booking them for your event.