David Butler

David Butler was born in 1930 in Macon, Georgia and grew up in Sanford, Florida. He played baseball in the Negro leagues as a short stop. His father was a blues pianist in the same neighborhood that Ray Charles grew up as boy. David has clung tightly to the old blues of his father’s generation.  

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Music Maker provides David with a monthly stipend for expenses, has recorded his songs, and has helped him set up tours, including performing at the Portsmouth Blues Festival.

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Music Maker provides David with a monthly stipend for expenses, has recorded his songs, and has helped him set up tours, including performing at the Portsmouth Blues Festival.

 

David Butler was born in 1930 in Macon, Georgia and grew up in Sanford, Florida. He played baseball in the Negro leagues as a short stop. His father was a blues pianist in the same neighborhood that Ray Charles grew up as boy. David has clung tightly to the old blues of his father’s generation.

 

 

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