OUR STORY

Butternut Creek and Friends

 

Butternut Creek and Friends is a folk band that plays old-time mountain music, Celtic and English folk songs, contemporary folk tunes, standards, and blues.  The core group has been together for more than 25 years and has a loyal following in the north Georgia area that eagerly looks forward to each performance.  Jennifer Cordier from Ivy Log sings lead vocals and plays harp, guitar, and autoharp.  Her husband Don performs on flute and various percussion instruments.  Brenda Hull, a tarheel and newest addition to the group, shares in singing leads and plays guitar and Steve Harvey, who lives in Blairsville, sings and plays guitar, banjo, and ukulele.

Butternut Creek and Friends gives the proceeds from concerts and recordings to charitable causes and community and environmental groups, most in the local area.  It has seven recordings to its credit including the latest, A Piece of the Universe.

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

Jennifer Cordier

Jennifer Cordier

Brenda Hull

Brenda Hull

Don Cordier

Don Cordier

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With our friends Laurie and John

With our friends Laurie and John

Laurie and John Simpson played with the band often and John wrote a number of lovely songs for the group, such as "A Thought of Peace," before his early death. We still play occasionally with Laurie, who records our music and plays concertina, clrines, autoharp, and penny whistles, and miss John's lovely voice, songs, musicianship, and grand sense of humor.

John and Laurie

John and Laurie

Steve and Jennifer

Steve and Jennifer

Rachel Caviness

Rachel Caviness

Rachel played bass for us for many years before she died. We miss her dearly.

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The Butternuts

The Butternuts

Sue and Bill Canady

Sue and Bill Canady

Sue has been our business manager and Bill our sound man since the group's beginnings more than twenty-five years ago.

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Don with bodhran

Don with bodhran

Butternut Benefit July 10, 2010

Butternut Benefit July 10, 2010

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