He has been part of several recording projects in recent years, but always as a member of a band (McCarthy/Richards Band & The Butch McCarthy Band) or a duo (McCarthy/Legge with Dori Legge) but over the years he piled up a fair number of songs that he wrote on his own and the time had come to hit the studio solo.
So on Saturday, Sept 8 there will be a CD Release at Rose Alley Ale House starting at 3PM to celebrate the release of Butch’s first Solo album: Prevail.
The term “Solo album” may be a stretch because every recording projects requires a lot of people and a lot of time. Prevail was recorded at Seasound Studios in Plymouth, MA and produced by Mark Bryant for Plimro Records. The musicians include local favorites Chris Richards, JB Borges, Steve Mazza and Bob McCarthy (Butch’s brother). Plymouth area musicians Kit Carlyle and James Calandrella added tracks as well. Local photographer, Chris Haskell, is responsible for the photos and album design.
The album was funded solely by fan contributions- Butch’s fans pre-purchased the CD a month or so in advance and contributed so much that the goal amount was surpassed in a week’s time. All funds received over the goal amount were contributed to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Institute.
There are 11 songs on Prevail which are an eclectic mix of Americana, Folk and Rock. Songs include ‘No Man’s Land’, ‘Tend To Me’ and the title track ‘Prevail’.
There is no admission fee Saturday and CDs are $15/each.
More info at www.butchmccarthy.com.