MDI Islander 9.16.15 - Arcade Fire "Mom" Records Lullabies CD
Fans of the indie-rock group Arcade Fire curious about the early musical influences of founding members Win and Will Butler now can go back as far as the cradle with the release of an album of lullabies recorded by their mother, Liza Rey Butler.
The 13-song CD “Go to Sleep My Baby” won’t be available to the general public until October, but advance copies will be on sale at a Sept. 23 release party at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor. The event includes the only Maine screening of “The Reflektor Tapes,” a film documenting the recording of Arcade Fire’s 2013 Grammy Award-winning album and the tour that followed. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.mdislander.com/living/living-entertainment/arcade-fire-mom-records-lullabies-cd
Bangor Daily News 9.18.15 - Arcade Fire Doc to Screen in Bar Harbor; Liza Rey Butler to Release New Album
The Grammy-winning band the Arcade Fire, which has strong local Maine connections, is releasing a full length documentary, “The Reflektor Tapes,” documenting the recording and 2014 tour of their Billboard number one album “Reflektor,” which made a stop in Bangor in August 2014. The movie, directed by Kahlil Joseph, will be shown U.S.-wide for one day only on Sept. 23, 2015, and locally that day at Reel Pizza Cinerama in Bar Harbor at 6 p.m. It’s the only Maine screening of the documentary.
That same day, Southwest Harbor resident Liza Rey Butler, mother of core Arcade Fire band members Win and Will Butler, and a highly regarded professional harpist, singer-songwriter and television performer, is planning to pre-release copies of her album of family lullabies recorded on MDI and in Montreal for her young grandsons. The album captures the lullaby music of her multi-generational professional musical family and her husband’s family from Mt. Desert Island. Read the rest of the article here: http://cultureshock.bangordailynews.com/2015/09/18/listen-up/arcade-fire-doc-to-screen-in-bar-harbor-liza-rey-butler-to-release-new-album/
Mount Desert Islander 11.18.16 - Liza Rey Butler to bring harp to Jesup
MDI-based harpist, recording artist and singer-songwriter Liza Rey Butler will give an interactive concert featuring music and a reading from her book and CD “Go to Sleep My Baby” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. During the concert, kids are invited to participate by playing the harp, shaking rhythm instruments and singing familiar songs. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.mdislander.com/living/liza-rey-butler-bring-harp-jesup