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Two Boston greats perform as part of Veterans Benefit Concert Series

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Saturday, August 6 at 1 PM at Kowloon Restaurant, Rte. 1 North, Saugus 

If it seems like the name Jon Butcher has been popping up in the Boston area for a long time; IT HAS! Butcher came to town so long ago it’s impossible to imagine the local music landscape without his presence.

Between the early days of Johanna Wild, Jon Butcher Axis, Barefoot Servants, he is one of the most influential performers in Boston. He’s toured the country opening for the J. Geils Band, Def Leppard, Rush, the Scorpions, and INXS. As well he’s toured with the Experience Hendrix Tour over the years.

In addition to his work as a touring and recording musician, Jon went west, creating his production company “Electric Factory” spending time scoring music for television and film. His music appeared in the HBO series Deadwood, TV’s Ugly Betty, My Names is Earl and more.

Joining Butcher is Sal Baglio, is his bandmate in Butcher, Baglio and Estes.

Sal, from Eastie, was frontman for New England’s summertime party band the Stompers. If you lived in New England between 1983 and 2021, and went out to party, more likely than not, you saw Sal and the band on stage in some sweat drenched venue where everyone was dancing and singing with him, for the entire show.

Drawing packed houses throughout the region performing hits such as Never Tell an Angel, American Fun, Coast to Coast and Palisades Park. The band never let up and they just screamed summertime.

The show will be great featuring two of greatest frontmen in Boston’s music. One uses his guitar like a fine instrument, while the other uses his as a sludge hammer. But together it is a show you don’t want to miss.

Tickets are available at: GIMMELIVE.COM

This event is a benefit concert, 100% of profits from this series will go to Veterans organizations in the area.

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