Happenings are back. Landers style.

David Butterfield, Joe Garcia-urban desert cabaret. Original music, art show, happening. Landers Brew, Tomorrow, Saturday, 9-23-17. 8pm.

click arrow to play original music track, ‘You’re Lyin’ by David Butterfield.


Wild Thang pigment print ©2017 studiomantequilla.



Click link to original music track, ‘Long Gone Blues’ by David Butterfield. Come out to Landers Brew, this Saturday, 9/23 8pm.  Joe Garcia-urban desert cabaret.  Also showing original art and photography. Thanks Joe and Joanna.

One year before the masthead.


Rancho Mantequilla-creative content celebrates first anniversary. Thank you followers.

Drugstore Cowboy


2014 CD release, Drugstore Cowboy. All songs © by David Butterfield, except Gone Fishin, The Creature From Jack’s Saloon © Dan Nishimura.

Parsons Ranch. Lem and Gene


Party at Parsons Ranch. Gene Parsons 5-string banjo, Little Butter, Mike, guitars.


Lem Parsons on cover of The Byrds Easy Rider album. The mountain ridge, Bighorn Wilderness, in photo is directly above Parsons Ranch. Lem Parsons homesteaded the section in the late 1930s. His son Gene grew up in Yucca Valley. Gene played drums and banjo with The Byrds on the Easy Rider sessions and was a member till the end. Also in The Byrds, Clarence White, phenomenal guitar with Kentucky Colonels before playing sessions with, then joining The Byrds. Gene Parsons and Clarence White built the first  B string-bender Telecaster, which Clarence played brilliantly. Gene owns the patent and now licenses the bender to Fender.

I was at a mother’s day party at Jeanne Parsons, Gene’s stepmother, in 2013. Jeanne was Lem’s 5th wife and has lived on the Parsons Ranch homestead since Lem passed away. Gene was visiting from Caspar, CA (Mendocino coast) where he lives.  Gene also brought a prototype acoustic guitar with B-bender that we lucky pickers got to try out. He’s a fabo banjo player, too. Fun party and great getting to jam with a legend.

Closing Party Today, 1/29


Closing party, same art, same live music, Sunday, 1/29, 5pm.

Thanks Terry Taylor- and Rolo Castillo, Michel Cicero for the swell opening, Saturday 1/14/17 Taylor Junction Gallery, 61732 29 Palms Hwy Joshua Tree, California

2nd Saturday Art Party, Spot On exhibition opening with Holly Phillips, William Loveless, myself. Thanks Bob Fisher for special foods. Thanks Josh Kjerstad for music and sound.



Left, far wall William Loveless. Right, Canned Hams and desert rocks by David Butterfield.


Butter sings, Rolo’s Tiny Stage, left. Holly Phillips, right.


Terry Taylor-Castillo, William Loveless. Spot On exhibition, beautifully summarized in this Karin Mayer photo.


Josh Kjerstad,  Rolo Castillo silkscreen prints.


Holly Phillips


Michel Cicero and Cheryl Montelle