Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series Serves up Blues with a Pedigree

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 6:20 AM
Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series Serves up Blues with a Pedigree by Alex Bieler

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, or so the saying goes. When it comes to Gabriel Butterfield, the people of Erie can be quite happy that the old adage holds true when the accomplished musician comes to the outdoor piazza at Romolo Chocolates for the fourth installment of the 2014 Summer Music Series.

According to the Romolo Chocolates website, Gabe Butterfield provides “blues with a pedigree.” That’s because Gabe is the son of legendary blues singer and harmonica player Paul Butterfield, whose band was a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. Gabe followed in his father’s footsteps after years of going on tour with the elder Butterfield, although Gabe took to playing the drums instead of the ol’ mouth harp and throat pipes.  

Now he leads his own band into Erie, a lineup which includes Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Jimmy Eppard on guitar, Jim Curtin on bass, and Pete Levin on keys. The Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series is a bit of a ritual for blues and jazz fans around the Erie area, so it’s rather appropriate that Gabe Butterfield can celebrate his family tradition right down on the piazza while blues fans enjoy his smooth – buttery, even – sounds. – Alex Bieler

6 p.m. Saturday, July 12 // 1525 W. Eighth St. // 452.1933

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