"one of America's best singer-songwriters" Rolling Stone
"reaffirmation of the pleasures of witty phrasing and a perfect chorus" LA Times
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Butch Walker was as a member of American rock bands SouthGang and The Marvelous 3 and has since embarked on a solo career, with equal successes as both artist and producer.
In addition to a live DVD and five studio albums released since 2002, he was named Producer of the Year by Rolling Stone in 2005. He has produced hit records by a staggering number of acclaimed artists including Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Katy Perry, Panic! At the Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Pete Yorn, Avril Lavigne and many others.
Butch Walker's biography was published by Harper Collins in 2011. A primer for anyone who wants to make it in the music business, "Drinking with Strangers", is interspersed with lots of Butch-isms, including "the world's most depressing pie chart about music publishing"; how in 1984 his production "studio" consisted of a boom box, today it's a Studer and Pro Tools; how to make a really bad music video and spend 3x what the album cost to make and more.
Butch says, "If anything, you should read it because it can be funny at times, and maybe you will learn what NOT to do in the music world (there’s also some funny pie chart illustrations throughout)". Buy it now on Amazon: Hardback & Kindle