Song of the Week: Jonathan Butler � �Fire and Rain�

j_butler.jpgWhether singing the songs of Bob Marley or here with smooth jazz icon James Taylor, guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler has no problem making someone else�s song his own. Butler�s vocals can be both tender and masculine at the same time, the slight break in his voice adding even more poignancy. Of course, Butler�s gospel tendencies (his most recent album is praiseworthy) come through with the backgroung choir and a special emphasis on the classic line �look down upon me Jesus.�

Taylor�s classic is born again.

The song is the first single from Buter's upcoming CD called Jonathan. It's due May 17 via Rendezvous Music.