Jon Butcher will be performing live in concert on Sunday, October 9th, on the main stage outdoors at the HighLifeStyle Show in Boxboro Massachusetts. This will be a great opportunity to see one of the most popular musical groups of the 1980s in action. Jon Butcher Axis was known for their powerful guitar work and catchy melodies, and they always put on a great show. If you’re a fan of classic rock, you won’t want to miss this concert.
Many people have drawn comparisons between early-career Jon Butcher and the iconic Jimi Hendrix. This is largely due to Butcher’s onstage appearance and mannerisms, which were modeled after Hendrix, as well as his decision to name his band Axis – a reference to Hendrix’s album Axis: Bold as Love.
Richie Havens, John Lennon, Phil Lynott, Bob Dylan, and Taj Mahal have all been cited as influences by Butcher. He has stated that the comparisons to Hendrix are superficial, saying that they are only based on his appearance and vocal style.: “… outside of the surface aspect, I don’t think there was much about me that was Jimi Hendrix-like if you disregard the fact that I’m black and play a Stratocaster.”
Grammy-nominated guitar player Jon Butcher is one of the select handful of influential recording musicians who emerged from the legendary New England music scene. He released their first and self-titled album, The Jon Butcher Axis, in 1983 and went on to release numerous hit records and live performances. His musical career was defined by his incendiary live shows and MTV music videos. These days, he continues to tour and perform around the world and is considered one of the most influential guitar players of his generation.
Jon Butcher’s signature sounds feature his powerful soul-infused vocals; and his guitar play reflects a skilled mix of rock, funk, jazz, Americana, and blues, all of it focused through a prism built from the blues. His powerful live performances with bandmates, Chris Martin (bass), Jeff Keithline (guitar), John Anthony (drummer), and Marty Richards (drummer) are electrifying and no surprise playing to packed venues everywhere.
The new album GYPSY CARAVAN, written jointly by Jon, Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and renowned composer Allen Estes, will be released in 2022. There will be 11 brand-new tracks on GYPSY CARAVAN, including rock blues, acoustic blues, and songs with soulful and acrobatic guitar playing by Jon. The release is anticipated around September 2022.
Says Jon,” This is a great record, strong, soulful and above all it has its roots in the Blues. I haven’t done a band collaborative thing since Leland Sklar and I were in Barefoot Servants. Making GYPSY was electric and so cool on multiple levels. And an opportunity to finally record with two of my best friends!”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jon’s creative output is still on fire with his discography of 21 LP and CD International releases, critical praise, and stellar reviews of Jon Butcher 360° and 2021’s hit album SPECIAL DAY.
Watch for BUTCHER, BAGLIO & ESTES’s GYPSY CARAVAN album, which will be released everywhere in the fall of 2022.
Allen Estes muses, “What do you get when three veteran Boston/New England singer/songwriter, musicians and performers get together and make a great big beautiful noise?” ” GYPSY CARAVAN, that’s what you get. Stories from the road and beyond..”
Jon Butcher Axis performing in concert Sun. Oct. 9 Boxboro Massachusetts
About the show
October 7-9, 2022
The Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Boxborough, MA
Tickets are available now!
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the private property.
There will be over 30,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, performers, and consumers to converge in the HighLifeStyle of B2B and B2C in a resort hotel conference setting with exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking.
Offering exhibitors and vendors a fun environment to meet qualified customers who are interested in canna-related products, services, and creative arts. There will be no THC products for sale on the property.
As a business conference, one of The HighLifeStyle Show’s goals is to have businesses, entrepreneurs, and brands will be able to meet the distributors, retailers, and consumers in an entertaining, safe environment. Retail distributors can promote their products and retail locations in order to compete to attract new customers. Artists can find new fans. Craft growers can network to find supplies they may need to be an at-home botanist, or find outlets or job opportunities.
As a LifeStyle conference, we will be showcasing all aspects of the canna-inspired culture including health, wellness, music, art, clothing, literature, food, cultivation, supplies, medical, educational, and ancillary aspects including cannabis weddings and travel.
There will be two levels of participation involving access to indoor and outdoor activities. All attendees will be able to access all of the Exhibitors indoors and out.
Live Music On The Main Stage Outdoors All Weekend Long Includes
The Wailers, Roots of Creation, Jon Butcher Axis, Brett Wilson, Mikaela Davis, Barrence Whitfield, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Tsunami of Sound, Justine’s Black Threads, and more.
THERE WILL BE NO SELLING ANYTHING IN VIOLATION OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW. THIS LOCATION IS NOT A DISPENSARY.
About the Venue
Boxboro Regency Hotel (978) 263-8701 Located in a rural area near several corporate offices, this conference hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from I- 95 and within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. A 20-minute drive from downtown Boston. The warm, traditionally furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a seating area. Higher classrooms have mini-fridges and/or a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool. Suites also include sofa beds and microwaves, while higher-end suites have separate living rooms. The on-site full-service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves modern American fare. Guests can unwind on the indoor pool deck. Additional amenities include an exercise facility and an indoor pool. The hotel provides free parking and is pet friendly.
While there are many pleasant restaurants close to our hotel, we are happy to offer guests delicious on-site dining options. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at our casual restaurant Minuteman Grille American Pub. You can also enjoy a delicious meal served directly in your room.
Amenities consist of a tropical atrium with a fountain, free Wi-Fi, free parking, disabled access, an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, room service, and air conditioning. Refrigeration, Airport Shuttle, Pets Allowed, Dogs Allowed (please call hotel for more information 978-263-8701). In addition, for hotel guests, we provide a fully equipped fitness center that includes changing rooms and showers, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and free weights. Stay in control of your business with our on-site business center, which offers computer, printer, and fax services.
The hotel restaurant, bar, and indoor restrooms are also exclusive to VIPs, Hotel guests, and Exhibitors.
VIP Live Concerts including Roots of Creation appearing in Concert on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm – also Brett Wilson solo set Friday Evening – Special Show only for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests and Mikaela Davis with her band Southern Star will be performing in concert Saturday, Oct. 8 on the main stage outdoors – Mikaela Davis will be performing a special solo concert for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests with More VIP Activities To Be Announced.