The Guitar Storage staff took another roadtrip to see Jimmy lead a group of very talented musicians pay tribute to the music of Paul Butterfield.
Steve Guyger did a masterful job blowing harp with a real Butterfield feel. Jimmy was in his element re-creating all the Mike Bloomfield guitar licks. Jimmy played the bulk of the songs on his Les Paul but picked up a Telecaster for a couple songs, as well as his slide-dedicated Danelectro and a Resonator he used on “Poor Boy”. Sharing the spotlight was guitarist Jimmy Eppard who did a great job trading riffs with Jimmy and holding down the rhythm. It looked like he was playing a Spector guitar from our vantage-point.
The talented Chris Castle came out and did a great version of one of our favorites, “In My Own Dream” on acoustic guitar and accompanied by one of the Blue Food Horn players.
It was a special pleasure to see and hear Paul’s son Gabe Butterfield who played drums and shared a few vocals with the rest of the band. We were surprised and thrilled to be treated to a preview screening of a film about Paul Butterfield, being produced by Gabe and producer Thom Pollard. Gabe gave a touching tribute to his dad before the film. We especially enjoyed having a chance to meet Gabe and Thom the next day and we hope the film gets out there so more people and future generations will get to experience Paul’s music. Keep an eye on those links for a possible future release or showing and we’ll post something here or on our Facebook page.
Here’s a wonderful sample from Thom Pollard’s upcoming film along with some great footage from that night in Woodstock.