Join us Monday 12/22/14 for Wine Down Monday and a live performance by Benjamin Butler, a rising Montgomerian musician home for the holidays.
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Bio: From Montgomery, Alabama comes Benjamin Butler, a man who has built his life on playing music and accepting way too many dares. His musical background begins long before his fingers could strum a guitar. Benjamin sang in his crib even before he could talk. It wasn’t until age 11 that he took up guitar after telling his mom he wanted to do so because “The chicks dig it.”
But playing music was merely a hobby for Benjamin as he entered his first year at Auburn University. One Saturday of his first semester, the passing of his girlfriend caused Benjamin to turn to his guitar in a different way. He began to write his own songs, which he says helped heal him. It didn’t take long after that for Ben to start performing. He’s come a long way from the burrito wage at his first gig playing for the customers of Moe’s Southwest Grill in Montgomery. Butler’s stories have moved audiences in coffee shops, homes, and venues all over the Southern United States.
The Bluebird Café of Nashville and Eddie’s Attic of Atlanta are no strangers to Butler either. Come this summer, having been out of school for a year, splitting time between Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Nashville, and the Appalachian Trail, he will embark on a physical journey to continue the internal one of finding his place in this world: a walking tour from North Maine to South Florida. A beautiful day for Benjamin means enjoying the simplicity of nature through the thin cocoon of a hammock. Camping for him usually involves sleeping in parking lots, torrential downpours, and plans that go completely awry.
Ask Benjamin about any of these and you’ll hear an animated tale of how it all happened. The good, the bad, and the ugly experiences all have something in common- the makings of great stories. A man of stories- this is Benjamin Butler.
Posted on 12/19/2014 at 7:00:00 AM