Album of the Month: Jonathan Butler gets “Close To You”

He’s the triple threat: A legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist who has achieved fame around the world over three decades of excellence. And now the great Jonathan Butler has returned with a brand new album celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach.

Close To You features well-loved songs invigorated with unique interpretations that resonate as strongly as the originals. Polished to an easy, smooth shine Jonathan presents this collection to his international audience, crossing many musical genres. Jonathan says: “This record was inspired by my fiancé Nadira Kimberly. At home one night, we played and sang together as we listened to ‘Close To You’ by the amazing Burt Bacharach. This really opened the door for me to do this amazing man’s music. In 1975 I was 13 years old when my first single was released, ‘Please Stay’ by none other than Burt Bacharach. It’s like I’ve come full circle.” 

With an incredible band that includes Donald Hayes (saxophones, flutes, horn and string arrangements), Ramon Islas (percussion), Cameron Johnson (trumpet), Nadira Kimberly (strings) and Dan Lutz (upright bass), Jonathan has created a set for the ages.

We’re proud to present Close To You as our Album of the Month for September. Check it out below and then get this fantastic disc for yourself.

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