The John Butler Trio

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August 19th
7pm (Doors open at 7pm)
John Butler is no pie-in-the-sky hippie. He has dirt beneath his feet: red dirt. He is well known Down Under for his environmental and political commitment. He has put his money where his mouth is, fronting a campaign that helped stop a vast gas plant from despoiling the natural beauty of the Kimberley area in NW Australia. He is a man who cares about the world he is in and one who has tried, in his own way, to set it right. The music? There are dirty Stevie Wonder–style boogies, ghostly refrains that could come from Simon and Garfunkel, sonic poltergeists which seem, at times, to resemble lost rock classics. In the hands of a lesser man this would be mere thievery dressed up as "eclecticism." But John Butler is a maestro—he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand. An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, John Butler, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling.
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Add to Calendar 08/19/2017 America/Detroit The John Butler Trio John Butler is no pie-in-the-sky hippie. He has dirt beneath his feet: red dirt. He is well known Down Under for his environmental and political commitment. He has put his money where his mouth is, fronting a campaign that helped stop a vast gas plant from despoiling the natural beauty of the Kimberley area in NW Australia. He is a man who cares about the world he is in and one who has tried, in his own way, to set it right. The music? There are dirty Stevie Wonder–style boogies, ghostly refrains that could come from Simon and Garfunkel, sonic poltergeists which seem, at times, to resemble lost rock classics. In the hands of a lesser man this would be mere thievery dressed up as "eclecticism." But John Butler is a maestro—he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand. An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, John Butler, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: $29-55
Phone for tickets/more information: (734) 763-8587
Email for tickets/more information:
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Parking Cost and Availability:
There are two parking structures located on Lafayette Ave., one on either side of 4th street. Additional metered street parking is available throughout the city.
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