Kiwanis Gazebo Concerts at the Mill Pond
August 19, 2012, starting at 6:30 PM
The BIO: A singer/songwriter, Butch was born in Huntington, West Virginia. From a large family, dirt poor, they lived in Gimlet Hollow on the side of a hill in a house owned by his great grandmother. Throughout his school years his mother was left to try and feed 7 children which were abandoned most of the time by their father who was a WWII Vet, with an alcohol problem. With no electricity, no running water, and no indoor plumbing, about all they had for entertainment was their Mother’s guitar.
Butch still has the guitar, one of his prized possessions. He played music in local bands until 2001, with some very successful tours and venues. His talents were singing lead and harmony, playing rhythm guitar and some leads. The music spanned from R & R to Southern Rock, Folk & Country.
These days, retired, his love of music, hard times, and good times inspires writing songs that are heartfelt, and mostly true, with a few embellishments.
Former Bands: The 7 Coachmen, The Few, Redeye, Mirage, & Streetcorner.
He is The Storyteller.
You can hear a sample of their sound at Reverb Nation reverbnation.com/butchrunyon)
Steve King and Dittilies
August 19, 2012, starting at 7:00 PM
Michigan’s Official Band! Seriously, you can see the certificate on their website.
Classic Rock from the 50’s to the 90’s. Music from the 30’s and 40’s. “We’ve never played a gig where someone didn’t get up and start dancing,” says Steve.
“Steve King and the Dittilies: ‘America’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll band and variety show.’ Showcasing hit songs from the 1930’s through the present. Traditionally an ‘oldies’ band, the Dittilies’ repertoire focuses about 30 years in the past, spiced with current topical comedy and delivered with world-class sizzle.
Since the 1970’s, the Dittilies have performed on stage, television and radio in international venues for family clients to Fortune 500 sponsors.”
You can hear a sample of their sound at their website skdittilie.com
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