The Urban Gospel Ministry of Robert and Lily Butler (1998)

About the Film

Ms. Butler, celebrated for her complex old time gospel singing as well as her incisive, melodic guitar style, made her concert debut in 1990 at the age of 76. She and her husband taught the traditional gospel songs of their heritage to their many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Ms. Butler and her son, the Reverend Robert Butler, play at folk festivals and churches throughout the region, and also practice a gospel ministry.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Steven Zeitlin, Nick Doob, the distributor CARTS (Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students), or Folkstreams.