The Buck Ups were a band led by Butch Phelps, began in 2009 and packed with NYC music luminaries including Keith Christopher (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Joe Shaver, the Yayhoos...), Benny Landa (Peter Frampton...), Justin Wallace, Yisroel Gootblatt (Brooklyn Jazz Warriors), Peter Karp, and others. The Buck Ups were mainstays at great bygone NYC venues The Lakeside Lounge, The National Underground and Rodeo Bar.
Songwriter, vocalist, guitar player, music teacher and music lover, Butch Phelps resides with his family NYC. His new album,
named for his current live band, Elevaters is a robust collection of Americana songs as diverse and heart-felt as the genre itself. Twisting from country roads, fishing boats and subway cars, it draws inspiration from his life as a musician, traveler, father and educator....more