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The Backdoor Men

Terry Hartman

Clifton Beat

Inner Ring Conspiracy

David Borucki & The Brown Shoe Revue

Mark Bluhm

Butterfield 8

Paul Nickels

Owen Mason

Alex Hanhauser

Leroy Fail

John Castrigano

Dee  Deprator

Peter Laughner

Butterfield 8

Jim Butterfield

Butterfield 8 is the revolving musical collective of Jim Butterfield, who has a rich history on the Cleveland music scene.

Jim was the founder of Banana Records, which launched in 1982 as a music distribution outlet for musicians in Northeast Ohio.   From 1982 – 1990, Banana Records released 11 titles on the label, with  artists ranging from Butterfield’s own projects (The Leisure Set, Butterfield 8) to local favorites such as Lucky Pierre and Jinni Fontana.  After 1990, Butterfield concentrated on the music publishing arm of the label (Mab Zab Music), providing publishing and promotion avenues for Cleveland-area songwriters.

However, pushing pencils and publishing the work of other songwriters was not all that was left in Jim's future! After a stint in The Clifton Beat circa 2019, the creative juices began to flow again and Jim began to write more of his signature, Beatle-esque, melodic pop tunes, elaborately arranged both vocally and musically, and in the summer of 2021 entered Handsome Studios to record "Luckiest Guy In The World," a fascinating collection of ten new songs.

Since then, Jim has made two more albums in less than two years, including "Another Day in Paradise," released in December 2022, and most recently, "Broken People," released in October 2023.

Bottom line: JIM IS BACK. All of his recent records, and well as the entire Banana catalog, are available at the Banana Records website here.

You'll find Butterfield 8 on Bandcamp,too. Click here to visit the page.

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