MP3 Butch Leman - North Country Fare
- Add To Basket
Instant Download from music, digital version
Musicians use tradebit:|
Learn how to make music
Pick up cool karaoke downloads
Search for sheet music!
10 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Traditional Country, COUNTRY: Country Rock
Show all album songs: North Country Fare Songs
Here's a recipe for great country music,
flavored with the Alaska experience:
Take a hefty portion of Country roots and drop 'em
into the pressure cooker known as the Last Frontier.
Slice in some old Russian heritage and
a few fishing tales. Fill with the turbulent waters
of the Kenai Coast.
Season with the best of Kristofferson, Waylon
and Jimmy Buffet. Simmer for decades.
Then bring it to full-boil and burn a CD.
You have Butch Leman's "North Country Fare."
A hearty, delicious, original musical repast-unlike
anything you've tasted before.
Warning: Once you've bit into Butch Leman's
music, you'll hunger for more. And more. And
With a passion for classic country music and a voice embracing the greatness of his home state -Alaska - Butch Leman's singing/songwriting talent makes an ear-pleasing combination.
"I'm a singer who fishes," Butch says, putting his talent into perspective.
Before he could see over the side of a fishing boat, he was swimming in a sea of musical influences. Guitar melodies played in the Russian style. Chants in the Russian Orthodox Church. Sunday school songs taught by missionaries. Homebrew celebrations in the caledor - entry way. And the static-filled broadcasts of the Grand Old Opry.
Before long, Butch's young voice was harmonizing with his musical idols and he dreamed of being discovered.
On rare occasions when he visited his mother's hometown of Modesto, Calif., small-town Butch felt like a fish out of water. But music provided an important connection and, ultimately, the defining spark. A stunned silence, then a burst of applause followed his audition for the lead in an all-state choral performance his junior year of high school, the teacher announced the part belonged to Butch, and suddenly, he recalls "it was everything I could imagine that could happen."
Back in Alaska, he formed a couple of rock and roll bands while still in high school. Within a couple of years, that led to country-rock bands, trios and duos, which led to Butch singing solo. It was, he says, "a simple progression... falling in love with country again."
And the love affair continues, as his velvety smooth baritone has become well known across the biggest state in the union.
During the summer, Butch maintains the family tradition of commercial fishing, captains a charter fishing vessel, and sandwiches musical dates between Cook Inlet tides. In the winter, he ranges farther from home. You may have seen him thrilling visitors at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. Entertaining crowds at music festivals. Singing celebrations to tourists and their fish that didn't get away. Rockin', then soothing rowdy pipeline construction crews. Showing his softer side at weddings and private gatherings. Creating a songful moment of prayer for the 2003 Alaska gubernatorial inauguration.
Butch's gentle humor and comfortable phrasing of a song puts him at ease on any stage, and he appeals to music lovers of all ages.
With Butch's debut CD, North Country Fare, a collection of 10 original songs, the singing fisherman from Ninilchik is no longer waiting to be discovered. He has arrived.
in partnership with CDbaby
More Files From This User
- MP3 The Buzz Trouts - Pickles From India?
- MP3 Robert Caldeira Jr - As Christmas Nears
- MP3 Caleb Caudle - Red Bank Road
- MP3 Caliba Anthem - HIP-HOP/RAP: Hardcore Rap
- MP3 Jerilee Camille Newby - Childrens Songs From Nature: Drawing Out The Human Values
Mp3 Jody Lee Petty - Country: Country Rock
Rockin'' Country 11 MP3 Songs COUNTRY: Country Rock, ROCK: Country-Rock Details: I am a born and bred southern boy from N.C. Its hard to pick a place I h......
Mp3 Eric Dove - Conditional Country
Modern country laced with traditional country and rock roots, 14 dynamically diverse songs, crafted with vocals you don''t want to forget and lyrical hooks t......
Mp3 Jena Douglas - The Ballad Of Calamity
Passionate California folk/rock music with "The Beatles" and "The Who" overtones. Very visual. "Anybody can do a music CD, but this is music Theater"- Kenny ......
Mp3 Melaquias - Both Sides Of The Bay
The Melaquias debut album captures the live energy of a three piece rock band with stories of love lost and the healing power of a six pack. 13 MP3 Songs RO......