Band Members

Title Description
GENE BUTLER - SONGWRITER/GUITAR/VOCALS Growing up a native of Macon, Georgia, Gene was surrounded by the music of Otis Reddding, the Allman Brothers, Little Richard and the inspiring gospel music that would emanate out of the black churches on a Sunday Morning. At a young age Gene knew that music was as close to heaven as the human soul could get. Little wonder that music was the path his life would take. His hundred-plus original songs lean towards Americana, but with plenty of country, blues and rock mixed in. Gene has shared the stage with such amazing talents as Buddy Miller, Gur Morlix, Lucinda Williams, The Desert Rose Band to name a few and of course, as heard on many of Gene's five albums, the amazing and unique fiddling of the great Brantley Kearns.... View Profile
ALAN "SHOTGUN" WEISS - DRUMS Alan, aka "Shotgun", has been drumming since he got his first drum set at the age of three. Since then, Shotgun describes his drumming as a way to express himself, but most of all he says drumming out the beats brings fun to his life. Shotgun has been playing with the Gene Butler Band for over eight years and is an integral member of the band.... View Profile
TONY JACK - BASE GUITAR Tony grew up steeped in southern blues, roots and country music. He migrated from steel guitar to electric base when he realized his real love were the low notes that lock in with the rhythm of the drums. His professional life in music has taken him from Los Angeles to New York and all the stops in between.... View Profile
TED MENTRY - GUITAR A seasoned and consummate guitarist for over 30 years, Ted has played with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshal Tucker and Wynona Judd, to mention but a few of the high-profile musicians he has worked with. In his own right Ted has released ten albums. His intuitive licks and picks blend seamlessly with the unique Gene Butler Band sound.... View Profile
ALLISON HAWKINS - VOCALS/KEYBOARD Allison's lifelong commitment and devotion to music evokes passion and emotion every time she performs. From ballads, to blues, to rock and roll, she layers out vocal harmonies that create beautiful arrangements. Her vocals shade and color the songs of the Gene Butler Band.... View Profile