Though 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of The JON BUTCHER AXIS ( a whirlwind year of sold out shows, guest stars, media frenzy and more) 2020 will begin the new year bringing the fire- the release of one of the bands signature songs, IT TAKES A NEW MAN, re-mixed and re-mastered and as relevant today as when the guys first recorded it.
NEW MAN will be released along with KISS THE SKY, music written for a film of the same name by acclaimed director Norman Lang and featuring Tara Buck( Ray Donovan, True Blood) and Jon Butcher in his first on-screen dramatic role. During primary shooting the movie ran into resistance from the parent company due to the controversial nature of the material. As a result the movie soundtrack KISS THE SKY, written by Jon has never been released nor even heard by the general public. The song is raw, soulful and intense, enough to satisfy the most ardent AXIS fan! IT TAKES A NEW MAN, KISS THE SKY, new by The JON BUTCHER AXIS for 2020!
As founder of "The JON BUTCHER AXIS” (CHRIS MARTIN, JOHN ANTHONY, JON BUTCHER), Grammy nominee JON BUTCHER has earned his place in music history books and beyond. A discography of 20 national and international releases, MTV and VH1 music videos are the underpinnings of a supercharged music career that continues today.
Jon's entire recording catalogue resists easy categorization. His acoustic guitar work [acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo] has found its way into feature films, cable TV, and into his live concert schedule, and is a major component into understanding where he comes from. Including appearances with the EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR and at FENWAY PARK for the BOSTON RED SOX, Jon’s output is more diverse than ever!
Part of the 40th anniversary celebration includes the digitally re-mastered and re-packaged ‘The JON BUTCHER AXIS’ and ‘STARE AT THE SUN’ albums, both recently released by the UK’s ESCAPE MUSIC GROUP and delighting AXIS fans around the world for the first time since their original release decades ago. The two releases, containing such hits as LIFE TAKES A LIFE and OCEAN IN MOTION have been given a complete re-tooling, with the results just what longtime fans have been asking for.
Jon's Artist Mgt/ Music Production entity ELECTRIC FACTORY continues to provide film score, soundtrack and music licensing for television and film including SHAMELESS (Showtime Network) The Simpsons (FOX), Six Feet Under (HBO), The Sopranos (HBO), Deadwood (HBO), United States of Tara (Showtime), Ugly Betty (ABC), My Name Is Earl (NBC), The Life and Times of Buffalo Bill (A+E) and many more.
Additionally the company will focus on emerging artists, subsequently releasing 4 new records this year by veteran singer-songwriter ALLEN ESTES, veteran guitarist John Sullivan, newcomers GLYMPSES and Jon’s latest album ‘JON BUTCHER 360°’.
360º, 2 ROADS EAST and EXPERIENCED! available @ iTunes now, exclusively on EFX ! www.jonbutcher.com www.electricfactoryX.com
AXIS booking dates National Tour Dates for 2020, with many stops for the first time in 10yrs! Dates to be announced JAN 2020.
CARNIVAL MAN record by Allen Estes released!
CARNIVAL MAN by veteran singer/ songwriter ALLEN ESTES will be released in 1st Qtr 2020. The album, produced by JON BUTCHER features 10songs which include a co-write with Allen.
JON BUTCHER AXIS- AXIS FULL FORCE!
The legendary JON BUTCHER AXIS appears at the AUG 24 @ The Spire Center Plymouth MA, the AXIS: FULL FORCE 2019 Tour! The trio repeises their early hits as well as songs from their still-selling 2016 tribute album to Jimi Hendrix, EXPERIENCED! There's little doubt that these guys are still one of the best rock trios anywhere in the world, catch them when they come to your area!
JON BUTCHER AXIS, STARE AT THE SUN albums re-released
JON BUTCHER AXIS & STARE AT THE SUN will be released 1st QTR 2018 . The two digitally remastered albums will be released on the ESCAPE MUSIC GROUP label based in the UK JAN 2018, first in the UK and Europe followed immediately by the US and Japan. These releases correspond directly to the renewed interest by fans of thre band around the world. Domestic and International AXIS tour dates are being booked for 2018
Debut albums, The JON BUTCHER AXIS, STARE AT THE SUN digitally re-mastered, released 2018!
The debut album The JON BUTCHER AXIS will be released JAN18 2018 on ESCAPE RECORDS UK! JBA1 has been digitally re-mastered and will be released on Cd for the first time ever.
A new JON BUTCHER AXIS album is in the works, tentatively titled AXIS: STONED, a reference to the ancient biblical practice of stoning, a form of capital punishment. Unlike the more nuanced recent release of 2 ROADS EAST, STONED is electric guitar based and agressive in tone and subject matter, a deliberate refelction of the present climate. Recording again at BANG-a-SONG Studios in N Shore Boston with Jon producing.
WISHES, ALONG THE AXIS Albums for Re-Release on ROCK CANDY
Two of the most popular records ever released by Jon and band, ALONG THE AXIS and the critically acclaimed WISHES album( also the most succesful) will be released during 2018 on the ROCK CANDY label based in the UK nd disributed worldwide.
These two re-released albums have been dear to fans for years, but unavailable until now. The WISHES album was one of Jon’s most successful, having achieved million selling status since it’s initial release. The albums will be made available throughout the usual music outlets, iTunes, Spotify and by Cd and vinyl to UK fans in it’s first run. UK tour plans are in the works.
Most fans know the WISHES album by some of Jon's most successful recordings; the title track WISHES, HOLY WAR and ALONG THE AXIS.
The JON BUTCHER AXIS brings their powerhouse live show, AXIS:FULL FORCE to THE SPIRE CENTER for the ARTS PLYMOUTH MA. Celebrating 35yrs as a band and performing music from their newly re-mastered and re-released first two Int'l albums, The JON BUTCHER AXIS and STARE AT THE SUN!
SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER
Apr, 20 08:00 PM
JON BUTCHER & FRIENDS!
JON BUTCHER'S GUITAR SUMMIT COMES TO THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER ROCKPORT MA, A SHOW NOT TO MISSED AND FEATURING MUSIC FROM JONS 16 ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY!
CHAN'S CONCERT CLUB
May, 19 08:00 PM
JON APPEARS WITH HIS CORE GROUP, THE JON BUTCHER AXIS, RETURNING TO CHAN'S CONCERT CLUB AND PERFORMING MUSIC FROM THE BAND'S FIRST TWO RE-MASTERED AND RE-RELEASED DEBUT ALBUMS, THE HON BUTCHER AXIS and STARE AT THE SUN ALBUMS!
May, 27 08:00 PM
JEANS's PLAYHOUSE LINCOLN NH- JON SITS IN WITH MEMBERS OF POPULAR TOURING GROUPS FROM THE BEST IN BLUES AND ROCK IN A FAST PACED AND HIGH ENERGY EVENING- FUN, INTENSE AND OF COURSE, ELECTRIC GUITARS!
SOUL OF A LEGEND @ NEWTON FESTIVAL for the ARTS
Jun, 16 08:00 PM
SOUL OF A LEGEND stage production featuring JON BUTCHER @ NEWTON FESTIVAL for the ARTS
THE CENTER FOR ARTS IN NATICK
Jun, 29 08:00 PM
AXIS RETURNS WITH THEIR HIGH ENERGY SHOW TO TCAN, PERFORMING MUSIC FROM THEIR RE-MASTERED AND RE-RELEASED FIRST TWO ALBUMS!
Jun, 30 08:00 PM
ON JOINS SINGER SONGWRITER CLIFF EBERHARDT IN A RARE ACOUSTIC ONLY SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE, THE HISTORIC JONATHAN'S IN PORTLAND ME
SOUL OF A LEGEND
Sep, 08 08:00 PM
OLD CHURCH ROCKPORT
Sep, 15 08:00 PM
JON BRINGING AN INTIMATE SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW TO A WONDERFUL VENUE IN BEAUTIFUL ROCKPORT MA, THE OLD CHURCH.
9 WALLIS BEVERLY MA
Nov, 03 08:00 PM
JON BUTCHER debuts 360º, an eP length record of 6 new songs including the title track 360º. " I feel like I'm channeling my inner Bob Dylan, maybe Highway 61 Revisted!", Jon laughs. " " Dylan took a lot of heat from his original fans becuase he dared use an ELECTRIC GUITAR, the evidence of which was LIKE A ROLLING STONE among others. They couldn't see that evolving is part of the bargain, part of the deal. 360º is both electric and acoustic, and lyrically reflective of the times we live in. How could it not be ?"
See Jon at 9 WALLIS BEVERLY MA on 11/3/2018. The new eP will be available for the first time at the show.