Butch hails from Oxford ,Ohio. Butch’s Mother and Father were both musicians. His Dad played dixieland jazz, clarinet and sax and his Mom played piano and organ. Butch and his brother started young (when he was in the 4th grade). His brother played guitar and Butch played bass and they had a band that played at high school sock hops and frat parties at Miami University in Oxford. Butch played in a few other bands before moving to Western NY State where Butch met Jeff Wisor, who later became David Bromberg’s fiddler. When The David Bromberg Band was looking for a bass player they called me and Butch did a week on the east coast with the quartet around Christmas in 1981 as an audition and have been with David ever since. Butch has lived in the Albany, NY area since 1983.