Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band

Live Act Blues Folk Acoustic Jazz Alternative Country
Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band - Blues Folk Acoustic Jazz Alternative Country Live Act in Manchester

Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Short Info

We specialise in early blues and jazz forms, ragtime, old-timey and folk idioms, alongside Vaudeville traditions.

We perform our own original material as well as interpretations of early recorded music.

We have released two albums of original material.

www.hatstandmedicineband.com

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band are a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling the good Doctors unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land. Formed from a secret combination of early blues and jazz forms, a sprinkle of ragtime, a dash of hot swing, the essence of sweet spiritual, a pinch of the oldest of old-timey melodies and a teaspoon of Vaudevillian and Music Hall showoffery. All whisked together with the most esoteric of folk rhythms.

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band will present to you their good time rags and reels, show stoppers and sight stealers; music for foot stomping and toe tickling that joins hearts with flesh whilst invigorating the thinking mind. They stand before you as harbingers of gentility, bearers of ingenuity, possessors of conviviality, enhancers and champions of upright and virtuous behaviour and caretakers of chivalric honour.

We specialise in early blues and jazz forms, ragtime, old-timey and folk idioms, alongside Vaudeville traditions.

We perform our own original material as well as interpretations of early recorded music.

We have released two albums of original material.

www.hatstandmedicineband.com

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band are a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling the good Doctors unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land. Formed from a secret combination of early blues and jazz forms, a sprinkle of ragtime, a dash of hot swing, the essence of sweet spiritual, a pinch of the oldest of old-timey melodies and...

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Discography Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band

  • 2013 The Art of Good-Time Music Album |
  • 2008 Music For Parlours and Promenades Album |

Media

  • Video The Pig Ankle Rag - Dr Butl...
  • Video DR BUTLER'S HATSTAND Medici...
  • Video Dr Butler's Hatstand Medici...

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Dr Andrew 'blind boy' Butler Harmonica, Banjo, Washboard
  • Papa John McKay Leads Vocals, Guitar
  • Black Jack Barnet Vocals, Double Bass
  • The Real Aidan Smith Accordion, Piano
  • Dom Dudill, The Barnsley Cowboy Fiddle

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