14 January 2012

Butch Waller on Bluegrass Today

Among American musicians who have left their mark on the scene here, Butch Waller holds a special place as leader of High Country, the premier hardcore California bluegrass band. High Country took part in the first Athy bluegrass festival in 1991 and returned by popular demand in 1993 and then again fifteen years later; on the left, Butch is shown on stage at Athy in 2008.

His place in bluegrass history back in the USA is even more assured, as shown in a feature on him by David Thom on Bluegrass Today two days ago. The feature includes a video of Butch and the legendary Frank Wakefield in a hair-raising duet on the Monroe tune 'Roanoke'.

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