On Saturday April 21st, a large crowd gathered at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) for the club’s 4th Anniversary. Owner Dave Morris had booked the recently formed Swagger, a group of local musicians fronted by California newcomer Rick Butler. Swagger plays a mix of traditional pub songs with an American style Rock beat, and some originals.

It worked. The crowd stood on their feet shouting the words, & jumping up and down to the infectious music. By the end of the evening most everyone in the pub that night looked like they had been playing in a Rugby match.

Swagger is: Rick Butler-mandolin, guitars & lead vocals; Dennis Harrington–fiddle, keyboards & vocals; Mark Mottonen-drums & percussion; Sam Cottrell-guitars & vocals; Stephan Wallace-bass & vocals. May 11, J B Mulligans Club & Pub, P.C.; May 17 Piper Down, 1492 S. State, SLC.

Look for club schedules on their website swaggertheband.com

Written by Pax Rasmussen in the May 2007 issue of Catalyst Magazine