Butler returning to Joe’s

Todd has performed at comedy festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Halifax, and even Whitehorse

Canadian musician and well-known CBC funnyman Todd Butler is bringing his exciting mixture of music and comedy to Joe’s Garage in Courtenay this Saturday for a wacky night of political satire, wicked guitar-picking, and award-winning songwriting.

His live show goes from lambasting politicians in hilarious political parodies to interpreting the latest news story with a twist, to enrapturing the audience with poignant tales of love, friendship, and the world around us in all its wonder, stupidity, and beauty.

He is also an accomplished guitarist.

Acoustic Guitar Player Magazine calls Todd “… a terrific guitarist with great technique and subtlety.”

A regular at music festivals and various events right across Canada, Todd will perform songs from his 2006 Vancouver Island Music Awards CD of the Year Idle Canadian as well as new songs from his latest instrumental release Hamburger Soup, which has been called, ”a feast of nuance and precision delivered with grace, style, and musical good humour.”

Todd has performed at comedy festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Halifax, and even Whitehorse, but he is probably best known for his stint on CBC’s Madly Off in All Directions as the guest with the most appearances, and as guest host in 2004.

The 2003 CD, Dobro and Guitar, a gem of instrumentals written and recorded with Doug Cox, earned them a stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and showed that this performer is more than just a funny guy!

Canadian folk magazine Penguin Eggs put it this way: “This country boy can sure play, both acoustic and electric. The notes come out faster than the one-liners at a comedy club. And he can write a pretty moving song, too…”

Check him out at www.toddbutler.com.

— Joe’s Garage

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