Live at the Pillar Lounge
Formed in March of 2006, Butterjive is an upbeat instrumental quintet that thrives on improvisation and groove in a live atmosphere. Having solidified their line-up with drummer Derek Smith joining the band in the fall of '07, Butterjive is making moves in the studio and on the stage. Expect the unexpected when listening to their music. Full of twists, turns, and genre-bending compositions, Butterjive's catalog contains everything from funk to rock to reggae to latin and beyond. Think Medeski, Martin, and Wood jamming with the Wailers and Santana, sans vocals, and you're in Butterjive's ballpark. Butterjive has made appearances at Musikfest, which is among the largest music and arts festivals in the country, High Tide Jamfest, Mayfair, SolFest, Halloluna, and Boogie in the Bungalow as well as many intimate venues such as North Star Bar, The Pillar Lounge, The Funhouse, and Grape Street Pub, to name only a few. The band has been broadcast and interviewed on local radio stations in addition to making a television appearance on 'Arts in the Valley' - a local arts-focused television show broadcast on PBS. The band recently won a people's choice award at the 10th annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards in December 2008. Based in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the band plays regularly in the state's Southeast Region and is looking to branch out into the east coast jam band scene in the near future. Top-notch musicianship, articulate and diverse originals, energetic live shows, and true dedication to their craft make Butterjive a musical experience you won't want to miss night after night.