THE SHACK UP ARTIST FEATURE: Butcher Brown

Formed in Richmond’s underground music scene, Butcher Brown consists of Marcus Tenney on horns, Morgan Burrs on guitar, Corey Fonville on drums, Andrew Randazzo on bass, and DJ Harrison handling production and sound engineering. Together they form what Style Weekly’s Peter McElhinney described as “as close as Richmond comes to a supergroup”. Described as “garage punk jazz funk on the low end of the dial” on their own pages, the group has resonated with young and old fans alike. Their relative youth puts them at center stage for young jazz enthusiasts, but their possession of “old souls” makes them a favorite of those who grew up in a time where jazz was the centerpiece of musical culture. The group has collaborated with plenty of other notable figures in today’s jazz and funk scenes, such as Nicholas Payton, Nigel Hall, Dionne Farris, and Christian Scott. Former member Keith Askey, who recorded Too Much Guitar with DJ Harrison and Andrew Randazzo as the Keith Askey Trio, even collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on “i” off of To Pimp a Butterfly. In their second time playing The Shack Up since the it’s first year in 2015, Butcher Brown is featured in the lineup for The Shack Up’s first day on Friday, September 14th at the Broadberry. Also playing that day are New Yorkers Wild Adriatic and fellow Richmonders Weekend Plans.

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The FOURTH ANNUAL SHACK UP takes place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at The Broadberry. Friday’s launch party will be held inside the venue while Saturday’s lineup takes the outside stage, located in the parking lot at 2729 West Broad Street. The Shack Up’s after party moves inside the main venue at 10:00pm with Runaway Gin (a tribute to Phish). Tickets are available at thebroadberry.com and can be purchased at the box office, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

FRIDAY:

  • 7:00 – Doors
  • 8:00 – 8:40 – Weekend Plans
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Wild Adriatic
  • 10:30 – 12:00+ – Butcher Brown

SATURDAY:

  • 1:00 – Doors
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – VILLAGES
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – James Justin and Co.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Los Colognes
  • 6:30 – 7:45 – THE SHACK BAND
  • 8:15 – 10:00 – Agents of Good Roots
  • 10:00 – 1:30 – Runaway Gin (inside)

Photos via butcherbrown.com