SongVault Artist Profile
Char Butler/Amber Whitworth 11:11
Arizona, United States
Contemporary Folk / Celtic New Age
As she sings about change, Char Butler is thankful for the thread of music that has weaved continually throughout her life. Char's music is currently featured on BananaPeelRadio, she was a featured artist on Garage Band in March 2010, featured Indie Artist for Starliners.net Radio in February 2010; semi-finalist in the 100% Music Songwriting Contest in November 2009, Billboard Song Contest in July 2009 and Honorable Mention in the UK Songwriting Contest 2008. Char has music licensed with Music Box LLC, Creative Retail.com and her music is playing at Knowles Law Firm in Mesa, Arizona for client hold calls. "Peace" the fourth track on CD Sleepers Awake is available on the Indie Underground Volume 2 Compilation disk with Quick Star Productions while "Peace", "Waited 'Til Noon" and "Always For Me" were released on compilation disks with Australia's AnR Licensing and Publishing Company, November 2009.
Char and Amber are of Irish and Scottish descent and are finding many Celtic fans love their peaceful contemporary folk style including the penny whistle on "Sleepers Awake". Char started singing at the age of six in a small church in western Oklahoma and has studied voice, clarinet and guitar. She was the guitar instructor at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma for many years, performed in the Enid Symphony, directed church choirs, and was a vocal competition judge at the Tri State Music Festival. Char holds a Master Degree from Oklahoma State University and her daughter Amber, holds a Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University. Amber is featured on 'Sleepers Awake' album singing lead vocals on the 5th track "Waited 'til Noon".
Char's second self produced album 'Sleepers Awake' released in June 2009 entices listeners with a rootsy sound that is full of intricate harmony. Their music has an eclectic grouping of songs some considered to be Folk/Americana with vocal kinship to Paula Cole, and Joni Mitchell but instrumental composition similar to U2 and ColdPlay. Her music also has songs that reflect a New Age/Celtic sound incorporating world instruments similar to Loreena McKennitt. As a writer her lyrics focus on loss, peace and healing although she does have some unreleased material with a darker side ready to pitch to television vampire and werewolf series. Char is a believer in positive thought and is tuned into the energy movement worldwide. Her first album 'Secrets of the Heart' is being used in ICU hospital recovery units, massage clinics and yoga classes. Some of the songs on the CD are referring to the invisible realm and the veil that exists between reality and the spiritual realm. Char feels that the quote, "Be Still and Know God" is very significant in her own life. Her music is available on her website www.charbutler.com as well as itunes and cdbaby. She is a member of healing music.org