After losing his brother, Ashley to cancer in 2010, guitarist Rhett Butler is continuing his fight with cancer. Support Rhett in his effort to make his brother's struggle count for more than a statistic as he goes for medical school.
"The Kid from Kilkenny" Box Set was originally produced in 2009 to offeset the cost of Ashley's long-term living expenses while he was undergoing treatments. Now Rhett is using the surplus of box sets to pay for school.
Rhett's book, "The Patient and Caregiver's Guide to Cancer" is an Amazon Best-Seller in both Oncology and Caregiving. The book is available on Amazon Kindle.
I was very fortunate that Joel Guzman (accordion) wanted to play on the CD. His interpretation of my music took the project in a different direction than I originally intended because he took the time to make each song his own. Joel’s playing on these tracks is truly spiritual.
Up on the Housetop was recorded over two holiday seasons. I had been working on a Christmas compilation project with Billy McLaughlin and liked the tracks that I produced so much that I decided to put out my own cd. Most of these songs are played in a traditional finger-style but you will find a few surprises including a few ukelele tracks. The cover features my son Owen at 3 months. It was an overly cute photograph and I had to use it.
Atlantis is the name of a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias. In Plato's account, Atlantis, lying "beyond the Pillars of Heracles", was a naval power that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9500 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune". As a story embedded in Plato's dialogues, Atlantis is generally seen as a myth created by Plato to illustrate his political theories. Although the function of the story of Atlantis seems clear to most scholars, they dispute whether and how much Plato's account was inspired by older traditions.
We would like to send a very special thank you to all of the fans that have supported us and waited patiently for this project to be completed. Hopefully you will feel that it was worth the wait and we hope you enjoy it.
Music By: Rhett Butler, Martin McCall and Phil McNeese
I’ve always been inspired by the electric guitar but in a very different way than the acoustic. It’s just better for improvising. There is more freedom of movement. I have to mention Stanley Jordan. I have met him a few times and I can sing along with a few of his recordings. He’s a great player and deserves my thanks for starting me down this path.
I included a few of my favorite songs. They are songs that you probably know. I hope they are ones you like too.
In this World features Rhett Butler on guitar and dobro with Kelly Brown on Vocals, Martin McCall on percussion and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
This is still my favorite CD.