It's always exciting to be introduced for the first time to the work of a musician, especially when they are of the calibre of singer/songwriter Rory Butler. Growing up in the
It’s always exciting to be introduced for the first time to the work of a musician, especially when they are of the calibre of singer/songwriter Rory Butler.
Growing up in the Dumfries area of Scotland, he was lucky enough to come from a house filled with music (his father ran a recording studio in the cellar of their home) and he was able to tap in to his parents musical influences from Tim Buckley to Joni Mitchell. Rory’s intricate and masterful guitar work and his compelling vocals are reminiscent of two of his biggest inspirations: John Martyn and Nick Drake.
In the opening months of 2011 Rory recorded his debut album ‘Naked Trees’ just weeks before his 21st birthday. By the following year, Rory had gone on to win the Danny Kyle award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and shared a bill with Transatlantic Sessions on Mary Ann Kennedy’s late night Radio 3 sessions. He has also come to the attention of “Whispering” Bob Harris, recording several songs for Bob’s “Under the Apple Tree” channel.
Since then Rory has continued to write and perform his songs, and has had the pleasure of supporting such artists as Richard Thompson, Michael Marra, Eliza Carthy, Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, I’m with Her and Anais Mitchell. He will be playing at Celtic Connections 2019 as part of a special concert for John Martyn’s Grace and Danger album at the City Concert Hall.
Tickets £10 available from the cafe or online. Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB (£3 corkage)
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Two Sisters Cafe
28 High Street, Carnoustie DD7 6AQ