Butcher Brown – King Butch (Album)

To say that the music of Richmond, Virginia-based quintet Butcher Brown is rooted in funk is accurate, but inadequate. They’ve covered everyone from Biggie Smalls to Bob James, put out an entire tribute record to Fela Kuti, were chosen by Kamasi Washington to be his opening act, and contemporize Little Richard’s “Rip It Up,” as the new intro for Monday Night Football. #KingButch, their eighth record, is a baker’s dozen of deftly finessed funk tunes similar to their last outing, Camden Sessions, and mellower and less rock-oriented than their live shows. Stylistically, the group continues to…

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