Adrienne Rose Music:
Powerhouse Acoustic Trio that’s Already an Ohio Favorite Poised to Take on Nashville
By PHIL SWEETLAND
New York Times
NASHVILLE – There’s strong, and then there’s Army strong.
Joel and Adrienne Butch, the husband-and-wife duo who have joined with drummer Pep Jones to form the Ohio-based acoustic trio Adrienne Rose Music, are proud Army veterans who humbly describe their band as “just three ordinary people with an extraordinary passion for music.”
There’s nothing ordinary about their musical gifts, or about their extraordinary work ethic and energy.
During a Nashville visit over Fourth of July weekend, Adrienne and Joel first learned about the high-profile Commodore Lounge songwriters’ showcase on Thursday night. By Saturday evening, they had worked the phones and made all the necessary and difficult arrangements and played the Commodore themselves, a rare achievement for any out-of-town artist.
Even as a beginning singer and the youngest of six kids, Adrienne overcame obstacles to pursuing her music. She was in several school singing groups and finally tried out for the school’s prestigious a cappella choir.
“You’re not right for the a cappella choir,” the director told the young Adrienne. “Your voice just doesn’t mesh with the others. You’re too distinct, and if I put you in with these other girls you’re going to stand out.”
After some more derogatory comments from the clueless choir director, Adrienne said, “well then, you better keep an eye on me ’cause I’m getting ready to prove you wrong.”
Fans all over southwestern Ohio have long known that Adrienne was right and that teacher was wrong. Adrienne Rose Music has become one of the most popular club acts there, often playing three or four nights a week, no mean feat for three musicians who all hold down full-time day jobs.
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