Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mack Avenue Shows Critical Jazz Some Love / New Jonathan Butler!

"As close to perfect as one can get." - Critical Jazz

Dear Friends and Family,

South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonathan Butler is tending to his herb garden at his suburban Los Angeles home. Growing tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, sage and thyme, his new pastime that he says gives him “a new sense of heaven,” is part of a mindset he has cultivated that he has dubbed “the season of me.” The musical counterpart to this harvest season in the two-time Grammy® nominee’s life is Living My Dream, a bountiful feast of all original songs that he produced and tracked live in the House of Blues studio in Los Angeles.

Take a video trip into the House of Blues studio with Jonathan here!

Jonathan Butler presents Living My Dream, the new 11-track collection featuring
George Duke, Marcus Miller, Elan Trotman, and others.
Available at

Called "an essential Jonathan Butler recording" by AXS, Living My Dream provides an honest and revealing soulfully-inspired songbook probing the artist’s life and loves.

“Each album is a page of your life and this is the season of Jonathan Butler, the season of me. It took years for me to be able to use the term ‘living my dream.’ I had to grow in my confidence and comfort and security first,” says Jonathan. “It’s one of those albums that I really didn’t think I had in me. I had been struggling, going through this emotional period. Last year was a transitional period. Once I got my wind and got back to a place of focus, it turned out to be the best experience for me. I had to be vulnerable to the songs. It was magical tracking the album and I felt surrounded by the positive vibes from everyone in the studio... When others believe in you, it’s nothing to take lightly. These are all original compositions that came from the heart.”
Find out more, and preview tracks at Jonathan's artist page at Mack Avenue!

Thanks for listening!