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February 7, 2014 Don't call the John Butler Trio a "jam band." As Butler himself says on this episode of World Cafe, the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard to more improvising.
Australia's John Butler Trio stops by World Cafe.
August 12, 2010 The Australian singer-guitarist named his most recent album April Uprising after a struggle by one of his Bulgarian ancestors. Butler's music starts with an open-tuned slide guitar, but his songs draw inspiration from all over. Hear some of them from the World Cafe studios.
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John Butler Trio performs on the "What" stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival.
June 13, 2010 John Butler spent his early 20s learning how to play the guitar using so-called "open tuning," in which the strings are tuned in such a way that intricate fretting is unnecessary; it's a technique employed by many slide guitarists, among others. With the John Butler Trio, he's become a best-selling roots-rock musician; here, the band performs live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
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April Uprising is the John Butler Trio's first record in three years.
April 9, 2010 A successful roots-rock musician, Butler has come a long way since his days as a busker on the streets of western Australia. He now fronts the award-winning, multiplatinum John Butler Trio. April Uprising is the band's first record in three years.
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April 23, 2007 John Butler grew up in a small Australian town, where he learned to play guitar and absorbed musical styles. A subsequent obsession with the acoustic guitar and world music led to his development of an eclectic sound, which he honed as a busking guitarist.
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August 25, 2005 In Australia, the John Butler Trio has established itself as one of the most successful independent acts in recent history. Their U.S. debut, Sunrise Over Sea, features gritty and soulful vocals, elements of hip-hop and Appalachian folk.
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