The John Butler Trio

John Butler brings his trio out to play.
John Butler brings his trio out to play.

Details

The John Butler Trio, and G. Love & Special Sauce are scheduled to perform on Thursday, August 28.
Pine Mountain Amphitheatre in Flagstaff

Related Stories

More About

The John Butler Trio is one of those jam bands that inevitably ends up compared to acts like, oh, John Mayer, The Dave Matthews Band, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. In the band's native Australia, it's more likely that those other guys get compared to The John Butler Trio. Butler, famous for his beehive of dreadlocks, has built an influential career Down Under by marrying the aforementioned roots to reggae, much in the same way heroes like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix did. The result is a wildly entertaining live show, chock-full of lengthy improvisations as Butler, strings-savant Shannon Birchall, and percussionist Michael Barker revel in their impressive musicianship. Butler's lyrics can be called preachy, even obvious at times, but they do tend to linger — though the real kick comes from his knack for repetitive, albeit catchy choruses like the one found in "Used to Get High."

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 
Phoenix Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • September
  • Wed
    17
  • Thu
    18
  • Fri
    19
  • Sat
    20
  • Sun
    21
  • Mon
    22
  • Tue
    23
Loading...