Sam Butler’s RAISE YOUR HANDS! continues getting great reviews:
“...Butler rocks the pews, and rocks ’em hard.”Something Else

“…this recording has Butler showcasing his gruff, soulful vocals and awesome guitar chops…Butler could very well pick up the baton and carry on the legacy of the late Pop Staples.” Living Blues

“Full of energy and passion, with a fantastic group of well-chosen covers and superlative performances from Butler and the band, Raise Your Hands! will certainly appeal to fans of gospel blues, but those who aren’t fans pass up this one at their own peril.” Blues Bytes

“…rock-solid stuff and a sparkling showcase for Butler’s talents.”

“…a superlative set that will appeal to gospel, blues and soul fans of all persuasions.” Blues in Britain

“…a blessing of a debut long overdue.” Baltimore Blues Society

It is Gospel for all of us” No Depression

a roof-raising, hand-clapping stunning blend of gospel fervor, blues emotion, fiery soul and rock energy.” Hampton Roads

“Every track is dark and gritty, the arrangements minimal – rhythm guitar, steel guitar, drums, acoustic bass – and Butler’s singing is at times slightly terrifying in its intensity and power.” CD HotList

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