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Book your tickets for the John Butler Trio show, a jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. The band album "Sunrise Over Sea", released in 2004, reached gold status and recorded number one on the Australian charts in March that year. Its two albums – "Three" (2001) and "Living 2001-2002" (2003) -- have gone platinum and was the top ten in Australia in those years. The band won an ARIA award for Best Independent Release for "Three" in 2001.

Born in Lomita, California, USA, in 1975, from an Australian father and American mother, Butler was raised in a rural neighborhood. In 1986, his family moved to his father's native town Pinjarra in Western Australia. At the age of 16, Butler started playing the guitar and that year, his grandmother presented him with a 1930's Dobro guitar which was used by his grandfather.

After graduating from high school, Butler attended Curtin University in Perth in 1996 to be an art teacher. During that time, he saw Jeff Lang and discovered open guitar tuning at Curtin University, Butler started busking on the streets of Perth where his independent home grown compositions received a strong response. The knowledge of open finger tuning allowed him to play Celtic and Indian music.

In 1996, Butler released a self-recorded cassette of his own instrumental compositions called "Searching for Heritage". At the end of that year, he had dropped out of Curtin University to pursue a career in music.

In 1998 after building a fan base performing at gigs, Butler was planning his first professionally recorded album. In December that year, Butler along with drummer Jason McGann and bassist Gavin Shoesmith recorded the first version of the John Butler trio John Butler album which was launched at Mojos.
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Jun 10 Sun 6:30 PM John Butler Trio Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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The John Butler Trio toured across Western Australia in 1999. During the tour, Butler was invited by The Waifs to perform solo. The following year, they released the JBT EP as an effort to put out three to four songs to win radio play. The band was also gradually developing a reputation on the east coast in Australia after a stunning performance at the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival at Byron Bay in 2000. The band has become a fixture at the event.

In 2001, the John Butler Trio released "Three", the first album recorded as a full band. The album was an outstanding success for an independent band. It remained in the Australian charts for nine months reaching upto number three. "Three" won an ARIA award for Best Independent Release that year. The first single "Betterman" came in at number five on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2001.

The same year, bassist Gavin Shoesmith left the band and 19-year-old Rory Quirk came in his place. Quirk toured with the band on its first tour of the US in 2001. Quirk the band in 2002 and Andrew Fry joined the band as the bass player.

"Three" was released in the US in 2002 and two tours of the US followed. Following intensive touring, the band had then developed a great live reputation in Australia. The band released "Living 2001-02" in 2003. It was a live album and went on to get platinum sales. After a brief break, Butler was again busy with recording the band's another album, "Sunrise Over Sea" in late 2003. The album reached at number one in the Australian album charts in March 15, 2004. It also achieved gold record status in the first week of its release.


Live at St. Gallen - 2005
Sunrise Over Sea - 2004
Living 2001-2002 - 2003
Three - 2001
John Butler - 1998
Searching for Heritage -1996
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