Poor Butterfly

Here’s Andy McCormick playing “Poor Butterfly” on the saw along with the wonderful organist Mike Grandchamp. One of the tricks to sounding nice on the saw is finding the right songs to play, and this song is perfect. This was filmed at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. You can watch a clip of Mr. Grandchamp talking about the Wurlitzer theater organ at the bottom of the page here too. As far as I know, a theater organ doesn’t make a saw sound, but that’s okay because it’s always nice to have a real saw player around.



Minnesota Original | Wurlitzer Theater Organ | Season 2 | Episode 41 | PBS

The majestic Wurlitzer theater organ inside St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater.


Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.