January 8th, 2020 10pm Stage 1
Butch & The Elevaters
Butch Phelps--Songwriter, singer, guitarist, collaborator, teacher and student. Butch began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age. Having lived in most regions of the USA at one time or another, his deep appreciation for writers and performers reached new heights while living in Portland, Oregon. Upon arriving in NYC he became immersed in the legendary musicians of the East Village. Proudly shared the stage with Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Brian Stoltz, Chip Robinson, Keith Christopher, and too many to poweful influences to continue...Still soaking up influences everywhere he can, Butch currently resides in Hell's Kitchen, NYC
Kevin Batchelor--Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin met his destiny at age 13. Already and avid music lover, he stumbled upon the Miles Davis record, Milestones. He later attended the Berklee College of Music, and his determined efforts have led to a fruitful career. He has toured the globe with bands such as Steel Pulse and The Skatalites, and has credits with Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy,...He appeared in the film Keith Richards--Crosseyed Heart, and several television shows including The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show and more.
Fima Ephron--Born in London, England and moved to New York at age three. Attended NYC's famed music and art high school, began playing professionally at age 13. Has gone on to perform and record with a cross section of some of the greatest talent in the music industry: Walter Becker, Gil Scott Heron, Natalie Merchant, Meshell N'Degeocello, Groove Collective, Hasidic New Wave, John Zorn to name a few.
Luba Dvorak--Songwriter, guitarist, producer, Luba has played music all around the world touring with bands. He runs Starr Street Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Steve Williams--Drummer, composer and producer, Steve has toured or recorded with the following artists: Jazz Hip Hop Grammy award winning group, The Digable Planets, Sade, Ivan Neville, Keith Richards, David Byrne, Rich Robinson(Black Crows)