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John Butler Trio

Australian Rocker John Butler: Passionate About His Home And His Music

February 7, 2014 - Since The John Butler Trio formed in 1998 they have specialized in high energy rhythmic roots rock. They have had spectacular success as festival headliners at home in Australia and continue to grow their fervent audience here with near-constant touring. Don’t call them a “jam band” though as John Butler points out in our conversation today- the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard for more improvising. We will talk with John, who was born in the U.S. and has lived in Australia since he was 11, about his love for the land he now calls home, songwriting and much more. Plus we’ll hear a performance of songs from his album out this week called Flesh and Blood.

Session Setlist
Spring To Come
Young And Wild
How You Sleep At Night

Recent Release: Flesh & Blood
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Label: Vanguard (Universal)