Hosting the series is ACMA member Kim Mayfield.
This week our featured act is Little Fools, AKA John R. Butler & Susan Chastain.
John R. Butler first played music for money during the Johnson administration. The LYNDON Johnson administration. Butler went on to play in a number of bands and as a solo performer throughout high school, college and later.
His songwriting has garnered prizes at the Kerrville (TX) New Folk competition, the Will McLean Music Festival and the South Florida Folk Festival. One of Butler’s songs was included in the soundtrack of the 2013 feature film , “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D,” starring absolutely no one you’d recognize.
These days Butler airs out his musical mojo alongside Susan Chastain, erstwhile jazz chanteuse and current belter of ballads, diva of ditties, marquessa of melodies.
Vocalist Susan Chastain began performing at the age of 3, atop her mother’s bar in Oklawaha, Florida. Leaving the jukebox behind, she grew up to be a jazz and big band singer for over 30 years, and still is! She met singer/songwriter/guitarist John R. Butler and he convinced her to swing over to the dark side…old country, old rock, old blues, old soul, and his (not old) original compositions.