Butler taking on Zocalo Saturday

Zocalo Café presents Todd Butler in concert this Saturday for an intimate solo concert.

Zocalo Café presents Todd Butler in concert this Saturday for an intimate solo concert.

Butler has been guest host of CBC Radio’s Madly Off in All Directions, and has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival on CBC TV, Vancouver Comedy Festival and the Calgary Folk Festival, to name a few.

In concert, Todd gets musical too, showing audiences why his 2003 instrumental CD, Dobro and Guitar (with Doug Cox) was picked as one of the year’s Top Ten by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

His 2006 release, Idle Canadian, won the 2006 Vancouver Island Music Awards, CD of the Year, and he took home Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors, too!

Here’s What Penguin Eggs had to say:

“There are a whole lot of musicians who try to be funny, but not many comedians who can play guitar like Todd Butler. If you’ve ever listened to CBC Radio you’ve heard him. He’s a regular on the comedy show as Madly Off In All Directions.

“But with this self-produced album on which he does just about everything himself, he wants to be taken seriously as a musician. Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, all he wants is a little respect.

Well, he’s earned it.

“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, whether it’s about getting back home to his Alberta rural roots (Home) or the craziness that’s consuming America in A Fine Line.”

The show starts Saturday at 7:30.

— Zocalo Café


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