Award winning recording artist Butch Castetter, has been called a prolific songwriter with a creative mind and a modern day truth teller but whatever you call him, one thing for sure is that he is never boring. His songs pack a one-two punch. Hooking you with melody lines that grab your ear and then painting high definition pictures with lyrics. With his rare combination of wit and insight, the lyrics are always engaging and range in topic from the light and humorous to poignant.
His first CD (Swim Real Fast) released in 2005 received positive reviews including the song It’s a Dog’s Life being named track of the day on Garage Band and culminating with the title track being included on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Playlist of the Day (March 28, 2007).
In a day of mass produced and formulated music, raw honesty with visceral shorthand, painted against a backdrop of Midwestern optimism is a nice change. Webster defines Americana as “any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America.“ Butch grew up in Indianapolis Indiana, located halfway between Chicago and Louisville. That’s about as Americana as it comes and if you listen, you can hear the Chicago big city blues and the Kentucky country roots influences in his music. An accomplished guitar player, with a thousand watt voice, Butch can hold his own on stage. He’s worked with some of the best in the business.