Parker Wheeler & Friends

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport, MA

Jon Butcher & The All Stars Guitarist/vocalist Jon Butcher kicks off our twenty second year of "Blues Party's" celebration this evening joining an all star ensemble of Sunday favorites. Jon's career includes Grammy nominations, worldwide performance and his current work with fellow guitarist/ vocalist/ songwriter Charlie Farren — FBI, Farren/Butcher Inc. His "Jon Butcher Axis" video “Life Takes A Life” was one of the first videos by a black artist to receive airtime on MTV. In addition to his musical performance and production work Jon can be seen regularly as a judge on the Emmy award winning Community Auditions TV program . This evening he is joined by three members of C.A's all star band - guitarist Cliff Goodwin, bassist Wolf Ginandes and drummer Marty Richards who all serve "The Mohegan Sun All Stars" along with this evenings special guest saxophonist Deric Dyer. Deric's star studded career includes stints with "The Tina Turner Band" at the height of her performance, "The Joe Cocker Band" and his brand new release "Renaissance Man". New Orleans saxophonist Amadee Castenell and yours truly complete the ensemble. A big night of blues! p