Emily Marie Palmer & Jeffrey Bützer: ‘Rebekka’

Jeffrey Bützer and Emily Marie Palmer have released a new single titled “Rebekka.”

The song finds Bützer and Palmer embracing an elegant folk-pop sound that serves as an invisible soundtrack that’s loosely based on The Ballad of Jack and Rose, a film about a daughter that has an unhealthy relationship with her father. As Bützer explains, the song’s protagonist is “raised in a former comune and has really only been around him for her entire life, and, more or less, falls in love with him. I didn’t want to write a salacious incest folk song, so I kept the mood and changed the intent.”

The song features Bützer playing guitar alongside vocalist Palmer, backing vocalist A. R. Palmer, piano and guitar player Lionel Fondeville, Eric Balint playing vibraphone, and cello player Kristin Haverty. The group weaves together a rich tapestry of ethereal, cinematic chamber pop that tells a story that is as tragic or as wistful as whatever the listener brings to the music. The cover art is courtesy of filmmaker Guy Maddin.

Jeffrey Bützer (left) and Emily Marie Palmer. Photo by Ken Lackner

If Palmer looks familiar, you probably recognize her from her roles as Isabel on the rebooted MacGyver series, or as Betsy in season 3 of Cobra Kai—teenaged John Kreese’s love interest. Check out her previous singles “Holy Magic,” “For Beauty,” and “Two Brothers.”

“Rebekka” offers the first glimpse at a new eight-song full-length album, titled Bedrooms, due out later this year.

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T.T. Mahony & Jeffrey Butzer’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ live stream Saturday, December 19

T.T. Mahony (left) and Jeffrey Butzer. Photo by Samantha Shal.

T.T. Mahony and Jeffrey Butzer return for their annual performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

This year’s show is a live stream from The EARL stage on Saturday, December 19. Pianist Mahony and drummer Butzer lead an ensemble featuring bass player Mike Beshara and vocalist Kelly Sirmans Winn through composer Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Chad Shivers & the Frigidaires (feat. Nick Bazemore, Brad Mattocks, Matt Steadman, Sonny Harding, and Sean Zearfoss) celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary playing the A Charlie Brown Christmas show by performing the Beach Boys and the Ventures’ Christmas albums in their entirety.

Tickets are available for $10-$100 donations. Music starts at 7 p.m.

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