Doc Butler has been singing and playing acoustic-based music in the New York area for a number of years. Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, Doc became a fixture in the Greenwich Village performance scene, performing at the Village Gate, Gerde’s Folk City, and Café Wha?, and appearing on the bill with notables such as Buffy Sainte-Marie. Early influences on Doc's music included Jesse Colin Young, Eric Andersen, and Patrick Sky.
For a time, Doc's performance took a backseat to a career working with homeless families, and later, the abused children of the City of New York.
Doc returned to a regular performance schedule eight years ago and has appeared in acoustic venues and events throughout Nassau county and the Five Boroughs, becoming a mainstay of the Island acoustic scene.
Four years ago, Doc released his first album, entitled No Doubt In My Mind, excerpts from which can by heard in the Media section of this web site. The album deals with Love: lost and found, as well as social issues, and is best described as mellow and lyrical. “I believe that my album touches the heart, as well as the mind”, says Doc.
For the past three years Doc has been performing in tandem with an old musical friend, J.C. Cob. Focusing on Doc’s rich and versatile vocals and the extraordinary guitar skills of J.C., the duet has become a top acoustic act in the New York vicinity. They have developed a pure sound perectly suited to performances of acoustic hits from throughout the modern era. “People really love this music. Wherever we play, the nostalgia of these beloved tunes (Taylor, Young, Denver, Chapin, Croce) takes them back to a time when the music was melodic and meaningful," says Doc.
Check the Scheduling area of this site for info on upcoming performance locations for Doc & J.C., as well as Doc Butler’s occasional solo appearances.