“I Can Say To You” featuring Vanisha Gould

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Solar Music

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(June 13, 2023) – Richmond’s polymath band Butcher Brown announces its new album Solar Music out October 6th via Concord Jazz, available on CD, 2-LP and digitally. While rooted in jazz, the band explores the through lines between genres and generations, which is clearly evident on the album’s lead single also out today, “I Can Say To You” featuring vocalist Vanisha Gould.

Following their critically-acclaimed 2022 album Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey, where they collided a hip-hop album with big band jazz, Solar Music demonstrates the essence of Butcher Brown down to its core. The album draws its name from a descriptor the band has come to use to categorize their music, the scope of which is decidedly broad and defies categorization altogether. Solar Music demonstrates the band’s dynamic approach to the jazz format and incorporating their own rich lineage of musical influences from their upbringing in Richmond, fusing elements of soul, funk, rock, and hip-hop, into music that is universal. Incorporating longtime friends and new, unexpected guests into their approach, the album features the likes of Pink Siifu, Charlie Hunter, Braxton Cook, Jay Prince, Nappy Nina, Keyon Harrold, Michael Millions and more.

Reflecting on their latest project the band shares: “Solar Music is everything under the sun. We get asked so often what type of genre we fall into, and at the end of the day, we play all of our influences. Its not genre specific… Its all types, & this album is a true representation of that. Solar Music is for everybody.

The band had a jam-packed live schedule in 2022 around the release of their last album, which included a sold-out show at Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley, a collaborative set with Pink Siifu at Pitchfork Music Festival and Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn all in the last year. Picking up where they left off in 2023, the band is slated for a run of festivals through the Summer, including the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival on June 18th, Newport Jazz Festival, and Telluride Jazz Fest, before they embark on their global album release tour starting in October. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 16th at 10AM local time.

Check out “I Can Say To You” featuring Vanisha Gould and pre-save Solar Music above, learn more about the band and Solar Music below, and stay tuned for more new music from Butcher Brown soon.


Upcoming Live Dates:

6/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

8/4 – Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival

8/5-6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

8/11-13 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Jazz Festival

8/24 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27

8/25 – Charleston, SC @ Pour House – Deck Stage

8/26 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station

8/31-9/3 – Stuart, VA @ Front Porch Fest

10/17 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

10/18 – New York, NY @ Le Possion Rouge

10/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (Upstairs)

10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota

10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

10/26 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

10/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Jazz Kitchen



11/4 – Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next?

11/5 – Paris, FR @ New Morning

11/6 – London, UK @ The Forge

11/7 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma

11/9 – Mannheim, DE @ Alte Feuerwache

11/10 Técou, FR @ Coco Jazz

11/11 – Groningen, NL @ Rockit

11/12 – Rotterdam, NL @ Bird

11/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bimhuis

11/14 – Charleroi, BE @ Palais des Beaux Arts


11/24 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

11/25 – Washington, DC @ Atlantis



Butcher Brown

Solar Music

Concord Jazz

October 6th, 2023


  1. Cozumel
  2. Espionage featuring Charlie Hunter
  3. I Can Say To You featuring Vanisha Gould
  4. MOVE (RIDE) featuring Jay Prince
  5. Turismo featuring Julia Shuren
  6. Eye Never Knew featuring Pink Siifu and Keyon Harrold
  7. No Way Around It
  8. Half of It featuring Nappy Nina
  9. DYKWYD featuring Braxton Cook
  10. Happy Hourrr
  11. Run It Up featuring Pink Siifu


  1. Pink Fur featuring Michael Millions
  2. This Side of Sunshine
  3. BubbleBath
  4. Touring Pains
  5. It Was Me
  6. Around For A While