Electronic Press Kit
Steve - Guitar, Mandolin, Lead/
"I heard you guys from the back and over there, and
I needed to come check you out. Good stuff, man!"
Dude in Rolling Stones shirt,
at Embers tap
Butterfield Creek hales from Chicago's southland. We're a compact 4-piece (no drums) featuring quality musicianship on guitars, banjo, upright bass, and mandolin backing AMAZING Rachel Lewis on lead vocals and adding some percussion from time to time.
Under the umbrella of Americana music, we include acoustic renditions of rock/pop classics and off-the-beaten-track favorites. We add a few traditional bluegrass numbers, some new-grass and a few classic country songs. For good measure, we throw in a smattering of hooky originals that fans request the most.
Of course, Butterfield Creek plays traditional venues (restaurants, breweries/wineries) and various festivals, but we also play apple orchards, farmer's markets, listening rooms and private events.
We're passionate about music, but we are equally inspired by the role music plays as a historical and cultural marker, as well as being a medium for storytelling. As such, Butterfield Creek welcomes opportunities to perform and educate at settings like libraries and cultural centers. We work with these venues to curate an event that's ideal for the setting.
Our rates and reasonable and vary significantly based upon a number of factors, including, location, time of day, number of sets, and the need for PA, staging, etc., Please contact us with any inquiries.
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"My God, what a great set! You guys were amazing... Congratulations on an excellent performance."
Chicago Acoustic Underground,
Not Much A Waterway (EP)
Still Steady, original, Recorded by a
fan (thanks James) in Lockport, IL, 9/23
video samples of eight songs filmed by fans at 2020-21 pandemic-friendly gigs
Can't You See, (Marshall Tucker cover)
Recorded by a fan (thanks Kirk) in Highland IN Dec, 2022
"Butterfield Creek put on a wonderful show... They had the audience tapping toes and bobbing heads – always a good sign! Thanks again for a great show!"
Manager of Programming
Music In the McKenzie -
Peoria Public Library