Rosemary Butler


Rosemary Butler

Rosemary Butler began her career playing bass and singing in the heavy rock band Birtha who released 2 albums for Dunhill. After they split in 1973 she became a popular back-up singer in the late 70's and early 80's. Her vocals were featured on Bonnie Raitt's album, Sweet Forgiveness, on songs "Gamblin Man", "Runaway", "Sweet Forgiveness", and "Two Lives."

Butler has acted as a back-up singer for Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, and Rosanne Cash among others. She released a solo album, "Rose", in 1983.

She sang in Japanese motion picture soundtrack 'Dirty Hero'(汚れた英雄), its titletrack 'Riding High' in 1982.

As Contractor and Conductor of the 100 voice choir on Neil Young's album Living With War, Rosemary Butler executed the spine-tingling version of America The Beautiful which closes out Young's patriotic work.

She has vocal coached numerous famous voices.


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