Meet The Band...
Brandon Butler - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Shortly after high school while attending college, Brandon became the lead-singer and rhythm guitarist for a four-piece band in western Oklahoma called 'Neon Sunset.' He played the bars and honky-tonks all over Oklahoma and west Texas. These times allowed him to pefect his stage presence while paying "dues" and many times, his bills..."I knew I wanted to be an entertainer, but also wanted to get a college degree". Those years harbor some fond memories for Brandon, but were also some lean times. Soon word was out about the little country band with the talented singer. They were booked all over Oklahoma, into Texas and Arkansas even playing such venues as the Lazy E Arena of Guthrie, Oklahoma. After college, Brandon moved from across the state of Oklahoma to the town of Sallisaw, where he has family and still reside. He has shared the stage with such artists as Shenandoah and John Conlee as well as put pen to paper with such songwriting legends as Dennis Knutson and Billy Lawson. Look forward to hearing and experiencing more from Brandon Butler!


Michael Brinson - Guitars , Dobro, Mandolin and Backing Vocals
Michael was playing in an original band called 'Medicine Wheel' around northwest Florida from 1993-1998. Then he moved to Oklahoma where he spent 10 years teaching and directing music at a church, and also running sound and music for christian conventions. During this time he recorded with 5 time christian producer of the year Jonathan Brown and recorded in Nashville with former band mates from Florida. He started playing in clubs again with Will Mendenhall, Grant Pierson, and a country show with Brandon Butler which had the opportunity to share the stage with Shenandoah and Ricochet. Throughout this time he was running sound, recording live shows, and recording albums and demos for local artist in his home studio.



Don W. Martin - Drums and Percussion
Don attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ar as a music major.   He has played in various cover bands 'Bajer' to 'Exit 5'  thru late 1980's. He then toured professionally with the country rock band 'Grayghost ' from 1987 thru 1991. After that he played with local cover bands in and around the Fort Smith area and played music with 'Larry Bedell' thru 2009 and also was with Carrie Underwood from 1998 thru November of 2004.  Don currently plays Yamaha Birch custom drums with Yamaha hardware and a Gibralter rack system. He also uses Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth drum sticks.


Rick Endel - Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Rick Endel is from El Dorado, AR and now lives in Van Buren, AR where he is a band director and pianist at his church. He has played extensively with several bands such as: Oreo Blue, JJ and the Giants, Randy Burden Band, Garrison, Fordamatic, Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes, Catfish Cadillac, Country Jesus Revival and many others. Rick also enjoys recording, scoring music for film and has produced several albums on the market today. He is very excited to be playin’ some Rockin’ Country with The Brandon Butler Band.




Jon Rakstang- Bass Guitar
Bio to come...





 
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