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Electronic Press Kit 

Larry ,
Upright bass 

Rachel -
Lead/backing vocals

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Banjo, Mandolin

Steve - Guitar, Mandolin, Lead/
backing vocals

"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.


a Butterfield Creek original

music & lyrics by Rachel Lewis
music by Steve Ploum

- Butterfield Creek's repetoir is expanding. We can adapt shows to  be more originals or more covers.  

"Butterfield Creek" 

a Butterfield Creek original

Please include date(s), location and other pertinent details

music & lyrics by Steve Ploum

A Song Is A Very Small ThingButterfield Creek
00:00 / 03:05

a Butterfield Creek original

"A Song Is A Very Small Thing" 

"Still Steady"

a Butterfield Creek original

Music & lyrics by Rachel Lewis

music & lyrics by Steve Ploum

as recorded at a recent (2/24) informal rehearsal 

music & lyrics by Rachel Lewis

Fan Recording (thanks James) in Lockport, IL, 9/23

"My God, what a great set! You guys were amazing...  Congratulations on an excellent performance."

Michael Teach,

Chicago Acoustic Underground,

"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!"

Alyce Jackson, 

Manager of Programming

Music In the McKenzie - 

Notable & Gigs where we have been asked back
(cuz re-booking is a nice endorsement)

- Trail Mix Acoustic Concert Series (2019 and 2020, 2022, 2024)
(opened for Grammy winner, Dom
Flemons in 2022)

- Firewater Saloon South 2021& 2022
- Firewater Saloon North 2021 & 2022

- Sidecar Supper Club 2021 & 2022

- Homewood Farmer's Market and -
- Wednesday Night Market, 2x in 2022   
- Homewood's Indoor Market, Jan. 2023
- Homewood Farmer's & Wednesday \
  Night Markets, 3x in 2023

- Chicago Acoustic Underground 
  2021 Podcast appearance
  2022 Foundation Live concert

- Frankfort Bluegrass Festival
- Northern Illinois Bluegrass Festival
- Orland Park Library 
- Music in the Mackenzie. Peoria     
(Peoria, IL)
- Steam Hollow Brewing (Manteno IL)
- Hickory Creek Brewing (New Lenox, IL)
- Rabid Brewing   (Homewood, IL)
- Johnson's Apple Orchard (Hobart, IN)
- Jackson Park Yacht Club  (Chicago, IL)
- Sip Artisan Coffee House  (Highland IN)
- Buffalo Creek Brewing  (Long Grove, IL)
- Thornton Distillery (Thornton, IL)

- Friendly's Music Community (Berwyn, IL)
- The Outta Space (Berwyn, IL)
- Embers Taproom (Lockport, IL)

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