Grammy Award-nominated Rendezvous Music Recording artist and guitar virtuoso Jonathan Butler is bringing his voice and musicianship to Florida A&M soon. Originally scheduled to perform on Friday, Hurricane Irma forced the concert to be postponed.
The FAMU concert of Jonathan Butler, along with the FAMU gospel choir and keyboardist Marcus Johnson, had to be delayed said promoter Melaine Williams late Friday. “As Jonathan is a man of faith, as are the promoters, we certainly bow to an Act of God and pray everyone in the area will be safe, and when we get our new date it will be worth the wait,” Williams said.
When he does perform expect to hear his biggest hits and songs from his latest album “Free.” Butler’s warm vocals wrap around these refreshingly timeless songs to reach a wide spectrum of listeners with a blend of jazz and Gospel.
Butler’s “Free” contains 11 rousing tracks, including the fan-favorite “I Am That I Am,” the title-track “Free,” “You Are The One,” and more. The album was produced by longtime collaborator and friend Luther “Mano” Hanes who also co-wrote “Where Would I Be” and “Never Find A Better Love.”
Butler has sold more than 1.8 million albums worldwide and continues touring the globe maintaining a comprehensive concert schedule and hosting special events such as his annual South African safari tour.
Born and raised in Cape Town during Apartheid, Butler started singing and playing acoustic guitar as a child. Racial segregation and poverty during Apartheid have been the subject of many of his records. His first single was the first by a black artist played by white radio stations in racially segregated South Africa and earned a Sarie Award, South Africa’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
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SOURCE: Tallahassee Democrat