An intimate American Roots music performance by Elizabeth Butler in collaboration with Arun Shenoy
ELIZABETH BUTLER is a native of Savannah, Georgia, but has lived in Texas for the past twenty years. The talented singer-songwriter first began playing guitar at the age of eleven, and within a few years was part of her church’s music ministry, as well as playing for various youth groups.
She recorded her first demo tape of original songs in 1982, and after an adventurous musical journey that took her from playing in coffee shops to being a member of the country/folk duo Running Home, she embarked on her solo journey with the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Love & Loss & Stuff Like That in 2014.
In Butler’s words, Love & Loss & Stuff Like That is a reading of diaries, a hearing of confessions about the joys and heartbreaks that make us both unique in our stories, and alike in the expressions of matters of the heart.
Since then she has taken on a new course of releasing singles on a regular basis that has resulted in a recording of her composition, “Lullaby” in 2016.
On hearing an early demo of her next composition “If I Knew”, GRAMMY Award nominated Artist and Producer ARUN SHENOY, quite taken by the music and already a fan of Elizabeth’s work, proposed an alternate version of the song based on a more intimate styled production drawing influences from some of Tracy Chapman’s earlier work, and varied inspiration from the likes of Steve Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and Firehouse.
The resulting single titled “If I Knew (feat. Arun Shenoy)” was released on July 01, 2017 by Narked Records.
For more on Elizabeth Butler and her work, please visit her official website at ebutlermusic.com