The John Butler Trio Play SummerStage Tomorrow NightJune 16th, 2014
As you can probably imagine, a guy named John Butler fronts the John Butler Trio. He launched his musical career busking in the streets of his native Australia. And as a touring musician, he’s become known for his lap-steel talents and employing a wide variety of pedals and amps to distort his guitars. But despite the trio’s other two members changing over the years—Butler’s currently joined by drummer Grant Gerathy and bassist Byron Luiters—with the singer-songwriter-guitarist remaining constant, the Australian band’s penchant for anthemic tunes with socially conscious lyrics, dynamic live shows and roots-rock jamming have never subsided. The John Butler Trio (above, doing “Only One” live on Conan) released their sixth studio full-length album, Flesh & Blood (stream it below), earlier this year, and now they’re out on the road, playing festivals and big stages, like Red Rocks. But you don’t have to travel that far to see them perform because they play SummerStage tomorrow night. Expect to see a talented, road-tested band playing plenty of original material, with some covers mixed in, doing what they do best: laying it down live. And as an added bonus, you can also expect Allen Stone, who opens the show.