BUTCH BARNES - VOCALS, SAX
In 1975, while pursuing a degree in music from Pfeiffer College in Misenheimer, NC Butch began his professional career as a saxophonist and vocalist at Carowinds Theme Park in Charlotte, NC.
From 1975 until 1980 he worked with Songbird, the house band at Carowinds. In 1980, Butch joined the Band of Oz. During his first stint with the band, Butch co-wrote Super Summer that was on the first album. After five years Butch left the group to pursue other interests. He returned to the Band of Oz in 1991 - 2005. Butch performed on all of the group’s albums and various recordings by other bands such as - Coastline, Rickey Godfrey Band, Tin Tymes, Big John Thompson, Jimmy Hall,
Mike Stewart, Memphis All Stars, Dink Perry, Billy Scott, Breeze Band just to name a few. In April of 2005 Butch joined Sea-Cruz.