Our guest this week is long time Louisville singer/songwriter Butch Rice. You can catch Butch at his regular Thursday night gig at BW3’s in Saint Matthews and he’ll have a CD coming out soon. According to his bio:
I sing and I write a song every now and then. I’ve lived in Louisville, KY for most of my life and I love music. As long as I can remember there has been music in my life, music all around me, music inside me. It’s always been there. I don’t really know where it started or how I got hooked. I close my eyes to remember and I find myself at my Granny’s player piano with her playing while her brothers and sisters gathered around her singing along. I’m listening to my Great-Grandmother humming next to me as he wrote in her diary. My Grandfather is blasting Big Boss Man on the 8-track of his 1978 Pontiac Bonneville as we drove down a country gravel road. I’m sitting in front of my Aunt’s stereo listening to her copies of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper and Rubber Soul. My Mom is playing Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits on the way to my Grandparents for the holidays and my Dad changes the tape so Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, and Earth Wind and Fire sing to us on the way back home. Mtv is on and I can’t get enough. I can remember trying to sing along with it all. (Read more at Butch’s website).
Here are Butch’s favorite “dark” love songs: