The Cabooze Presents:
The Butanes w. Sweet Tea
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Long a commanding presence on the Minneapolis blues/R&B scene, the Butanes began receiving numerous individual and group awards in the late 80’s. The early 90’s found the band holding down two house gigs that have since become a cherished part of local lore: the 10 strong Butanes Soul Revue
brought southern soul to the Cabooze bar every Wednesday and the trio delivered Chicago blues to the 400 bar every Thursday. As the accolades piled up, local appearances became less frequent. The band could often be found playing behind luminaries around the world leading one New Orleans wag to
dub them “the best band you’ve never heard of.”
Earl King hired the Butanes to back him at a dozen New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival appearences as well as numerous Midwest festival and Club dates. The band accompanied Earl on a seven country tour of Europe and recorded with him at the London BBC studios, performed at the Vin Expo in
Bordeaux, France and played on his final unreleased Black Top tracks.They toured the Midwest, California, Alaska and the Virgin Islands with Zydeco accordionist Al Rapone, backed numerous New Orleans legends at the 1st Ernie K-Doe R&B Tribute at the Mother-In-Law Lounge in New Orleans and were "saved" during rehearsal for the St. Louis Blues & Heritage Festival by
Motown/Stax/Raelettes vocalist the Reverend Dr. Mabel John.
Their most recent collaborations with former Goldwax/Checker vocalist Willie Walker, Memphisapolis and Right Where I Belong, have both been ranked as number 1 "picks to click" on XM Radios' Bluesville station. Willie and the Butanes traveled to Utrecht, the Netherlands to perform at the final Blues Estaffette. They spent 10 days playing at the Lucerne Blues Festival in
Switzerland and headlined the first P-vine Blues Festival in Tokyo.
THE FOUR MEMBERS OF SWEET TEA DELIVER A STELLAR BALANCE OF RAW, EDGY BLUES-ROCK AND NEO-SOUL FILLED FUN. FROM THE COOL CLASSICS TO THE OBSCURE GEMS. TIME PROVEN BEER-SOAKED COVERS ALONG WITH AN ORIGINAL OR TWO WILL BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE AND MAKE YOUR BIG TOE SHOOT UP IN YOUR BOOT!