The Minnesota Music Cafe in conjunction with Pabst Blue Ribbon and KFAI Radio are pleased to announce the live performance by one of The Midwest's most talented Rythum and Blues band, The Butanes Soul Revue. The Band will peform together again on Friday November 2nd at 9pm with the original Star Studded line-up including: Maurice Jacox, lead vocals, Curtis Obeda on Guitar, John Lindberg on Bass, Robb Stupka on Drums, Virgil Nelson on the B-3 Organ and Princes former horn section which includes : Michael B. Nelson on Trombone, Steve Strand on Trumpet, also the very talented and energetic Sue Orfield on Tenor Sax. Lastly the lovley Aisha Baker and Deb Brown will perform the duties of background singers. The Jazz and Blues Report says this about The Butanes Soul Revue.
" A Powerhouse ensemble sound".
The Butanes Soul Revue was formed in December of 1987 when the Butanes added three horns, three vocalists and play a long set of deep soul for a Christmas extravaganza at the Cabooze bar in Minneapolis. The show was a success and the Cabooze presented the Butanes Soul Revue every Wednesday for the next five years. Wednesdays at the Cabooze soon became known as the place where"the hip slip to sip" and a general party atmosphere developed. The band began playing weekends and festivals and a one hour video was shot and aired on the local PBS affiliate. A female vocalist, the horn section and finally the keyboard player were replaced when they were unable to commit to the rigorous performance and occasional rehearsal schedule. The new members raised the intensity level even higher and the band was nominated for numerous individual and group awards. Then on February 21, 1990 One Night was recorded and was originally self-released as a 90 minute long cassette. The band traveled to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to back Earl King in April of 1990 and to Las Vegas to perform at Siegfried and Roy's holiday party in January of 1992. NPR's Blues Stage (hosted by Ruth Brown) recorded the Butanes Soul Revue live at the Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, MN and they performed at Milwaukee's Summerfest as well as numerous festival and club shows in the midwest. The band went on an unofficial hiatus in 1995 but re-emerged January 30, 1998 for the CD release party of One Night on Atomic Theory. They continue to perform occasional shows. The Butanes latest release:Long Time Thing (2011)"travels across the varying terrains of Blues and Soul the band has traveled over the years and proves the band is a long time thing and has taken no shortcuts to achieve a short term gain." Mike Elias. The Butanes Soul Revue hit the stage at 9pm and will play until 1am. The cover charge is $10.00 at the door. Advance tickets will be available at The MN MUsic Cafe. Capital Guitars, and Cadenza Music . The MN. Music Cafe is located at 499 Payne Ave St. Paul. http://www.minnesotamusiccafe.com/ Phone # is 651 776-4699