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A ferocious sound
That is what Paul Butterfield created
This website is dedicated to Butterfield - his life and his music.
 

“It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of the doors Butterfield opened. His storming sound was a major catalyst in bringing electric Chicago blues to white audiences” 

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This is the story of one man,
a harmonica and the blues.

This website is about Paul Butterfield, his several bands, and their music. Butterfield and his bands never had a hit single or became rock 'n' roll stars. Maybe you have never heard of him or them. But among their other signficant accomplishments, they played at Newport and backed up Dylan onstage there when he plugged in for the first time.
Butterfield’s bands performed at Newport in 1965, Monterey in 1967, Woodstock in 1969, and then at the iconic final concert of The Band, known as “Last Waltz,” in 1975 – squaring that circle as no other individual or band did. Butterfield and the band are in the Blues Hall of Fame and, collectively, in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

About The Author

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Arnold Pulda holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was a teacher for 23 years.
 
Arnold is a dedicated fan and student of the blues and plays blues harp in the Lonely Curtains Blues Band.
 
He has had an abiding interest for many years in the life, music, and influence of Paul Butterfield and his several bands. With this website he hopes to acknowledge, preserve, and extend the legacy of Paul Butterfield.