Butterfly McQueen
What Are the Chances?

(Independent)

First Appeared at The Music Box, March 2000, Volume 7, #3

Written by John Metzger

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After keeping the Freddy Jones Band afloat for years, guitarist Rob Bonaccorsi inexplicably was excused from its line-up. Nevertheless, he has resurfaced with a new outfit Butterfly McQueen. Fronted by former Citrus singer Nancy Antevski, the group draws from a similar pop-fueled vein as Bonaccorsi's former group. However, instead of building its songs upon a foundation of folk music, it more often than not starts with a rhythmic groove of percolating percussion and spirited bass. Add to that Bonaccorsi's searing slide guitar, and it's off to the races.

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It's too early in the game to know exactly where Butterfly McQueen is headed. As is evidenced by its debut What Are the Chances?, the group is still a little rough around the edges, and many of its songs still sound a bit too much alike. Yet, the infectious nature Simple and the haunting echo of Linger, which bears a striking resemblance to Bonaccorsi's own Rain, display the glimmer of a band just waiting to come into its own. starstar

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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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