Rogers & Butler and Mary Lee's Corvette at City Vineyard - 11/12Tuesday, November 12 2019 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Start
Rogers & Butler and Mary Lee's Corvette at City Vineyard - 11/12
at City Vineyard at Pier 26
Tickets will be $22 Day of Show. Your ticket is your dinner reservation. To view our dinner menu, please click here.
ROGERS & BUTLER
“Great new songs from Ed Rogers and Steve Butler…very melodic and punchy!”
Roger McGuinn of The Byrds
“I really enjoyed the great new songs from Rogers & Butler”
Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
"It is rich in storytelling, where it tackles such subjects as opportunities, faith, and consequences."
Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal
“A glorious mix of styles that truly leave the listener wanting more. It represents a reason to dig into the back catalogs of both men and discover some really great music.”
Jeff Guadiosi, Misplaced Straws
Edward Rogers and Stephen Butler, both Zip Records artists, first met and bonded over a mutual love and respect for British singer-songwriter, Duncan Browne. Rogers’ & Butler’s friendship turned into a song-writing relationship, resulting in an EP, Diana Dors, which was released in February, 2019. The duo just completed recording a full-length album scheduled for release in 2020. Recently Rogers &Butler did a UK with John Howard, Vinny Peculiar and Simon Love and received rave reviews:
A parade of accomplished, outsider singer/songwriters brought a healthy-sized, enthusiastic crowd to The Lexington in King’s Cross. US-based Rogers & Butler (Edward Rogers, Stephen Butler), supporting their Diana Dors EP, stirred everything from punk to powerpop to folk-rock into their always-distinctive soup.” Shindig! Magazine
The duo has also toured in the U.S., including recent dates with aRock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Zombies, Jeffrey Gaines and Marty Willson-Piper of The Church. Tonight, they are joined by guitarist, Don Piper, who also produced Rogers’ & Butler’s EP and upcoming album.
Rogers is a British-born, NYC-based singer/songwriter with seven solo albums and has been compared to Ray Davies and Kevin Ayers in his singing and songwriting style. He has just completed a new album, Catch A Cloud, for early 2020 release on Zip Records.
Edward has played in the US, Europe and the UK several times. He has been invited to open for several artists such as Colin Blunstone of The Zombies, Dave Davies of The Kinks, The Zombies, Ian Hunter and Terry Reid and has also performed many solo shows.
Stephen Butler is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. His career started in NYC, after being discovered by Hilly Kristal, owner of CBGB's, who managed Butler and his band Quincy. They were signed by Paul Atkinson (formerly of The Zombies) to Columbia Records. When Quincy broke up, Butler, with his new band, Smash Palace, inked a deal with Epic Records. Smash Palace has recorded 12 records, and has toured extensively over the years in the USA, Canada and the UK. Butler has opened for and toured with INXS, The Records, The Yachts, The Moody Blues, Peter Frampton, Van Morrison and numerous other acts during his career.
Mary Lee Kortes
Mary Lee Kortes, singer/songwriter/performer/author, has toured the world both as a headliner and opening act for Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter, Steve Earle, Joe Jackson and Los Lobos. Mary Lee has released four CD’s of original compositions under her performance name “Mary Lee’s Corvette”, all to international acclaim and all landing on Billboard Magazine’s “ten best records of the year” in their years of release. She also released one album of covers – a complete, song-for-song recording of Dylan’s classic “Blood On The Tracks,” hailed by many critics as daring, and earning four stars from Rolling Stone for its “quietly direct magnificence…. Dylan likes this album so much he’s featured one of the tracks on his website...Kortes's voice [has] the high mountain sunshine of Dolly Parton with a sweet-iron undercoat of Chrissie Hynde”. Mary Lee has also just published her first book, Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob, to wide critical acclaim, including this from The Recoup: "...about as original an ideas as you could get...Nothing but a pleasure to read".