Kenny Butterill : No One You Know

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Sell date: 1/2000
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637356
CDC Part#: 740259
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 Notes & Reviews
 
No One You Know was Kenny's 2000 debut CD and it yielded two singles over the course of a couple of years. The first track, 'How Far Can We Go?' became the first Americana format song in over two years to cross over and become a #1 Country Hit in Europe during 2002 where it stayed in the Top 10 for almost three months. The song also stayed in the Canadian Country Charts for approximately five months. 'How Far Can We Go?' was also included on the first Americana New Music Sampler, a CD utilized by public and commercial radio stations in the USA as part of listener appreciation programs. The CD featured Americana legends like Emmy Lou Harris, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore amongst others and, for Butterill, being included on the same CD was a humbling experience. And track #6, Balsam Lake, also did well reaching the top 30 in the European Media Services Country charts and it was on the first AFIM Americana CD 'Get Your Kicks', that included icons like Doc Watson, Jerry Reed, and many others. Butterill's Music has also been featured on Voice of America. During August, Kenny's song 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' from this 'No One You Know' CD was highlighted as part of the Peggy Klaus' Women And Bragging interview on Voice of America's Global Radio Network which goes to over 150 countries. All told, Butterill's debut CD garnered global airplay on over 300 stations and programs in almost 20 countries. We thank you for listening! North American and International Reviews 'Remember the thrill you got when you first listened to JJ Cale's or Mark Knopfler's music? You were taken by the songs and transported to a different place. Stories in their songs were emphasized by their voices as clear as someone speaking the story yet melodic. Combine the effortless but engaging instrumentation and you were hooked. Get ready -- from Kenny Butterill's first track to the last--that feeling is back!' - Steve Ekblad, Music Reviewer, Chicago, Illinois, USA 'No One You Know. The title's modest ... but appropriate. I'd never heard of Kenny Butterill either, until I came on this album. Imagine Dire Straits going acoustic and teaming up with John Prine for an authentic touch of alt-country Americana, then rounding out the party with Gordon Lightfoot adding sensitive folkie lyrics. That's just hinting at the sound of Butterill, a singer-songwriter who lives in Northern California. The misty mountains Butterill calls home offer both inspiration for his music and refuge for an outsider frustrated with years of hustling songs in Nashville and Los Angeles. Fortunately, those hubs of the music industry are no longer the sole key to finding an audience. Once Butterill put his music on the Web, his songs started moving up the college folk and country charts, eventually prompting him to record this CD. Listening to Butterill's lyrics, it's no surprise to discover he's Canadian ... even before you hit tracks like Back to Canada, a unity hymn, or Balsam Lake, a tribute to his Kawartha roots. Throughout, the lyrics are politically astute, honest and insightful, even when dabbling in familiar country themes of broken hearts and broken promises. Backed by Daoud Shaw (lightly on percussion) and Peter Morrison (mandolin and guitars), Butterill keeps the sound sparse. The result? An album that's bluesy and rhythmic, rootsy and mellow. And that's easy to take.' --Philip Bast. The Record, Waterloo, Canada 'This is authentic Alt-country Americana Folk music that grows on you - and keeps getting better the more one listens. Don't be surprised when you hear Butterill's tunes covered by other artists.' - XM Satellite Radio 'A roots grounded, blues shaded, country flavored songwriter with emphasis on solid rhythmic grooves. Kenny's keenly observing words paint gritty portraits of the dusty side of life. His stories deftly capture the essence of their subject matter.' - Songwriter's Monthly From Roots Music Article: '... Kenny Butterill insists on carving out a niche in country music on his own terms. His first recording, No One You Know, offers up a dozen songs that meet at the

 
 Tracks
 
How Far Can We Go?
She Knows How to Love Me
Back to Canada
Good Ol' Thumper
Don't Worry Now My Son
Balsam Lake
Our Liberty
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Was It Love in Your Eyes?
You're the Dream
Where's the Bride?
Princess Diana