Dalton Butler began life in 1950 as James Dalton Butler. Like every other American boy his age, he bought a guitar after he saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan in February 1964, and he banged away for a few years. Then responsibility caught up with him, and he spent most of the next forty years focused on school, career and family. Two years ago, he gave up tax law to return to the rock star career he was originally destined for. Now he covers the songs that so engaged him in his teens and early twenties, and he writes his own songs about post-middle-age angst (curmudgeonly retakes of "Running on Empty").