John Butler Trio
Born in California but raised in Australia, guitarist John Butler debuted with his self-titled album in 1998. Fostering a laid-back style incorporating jazz, folk, and world music influences into his mellow singer-songwriter pop, Butler and his rhythm section made a belated American debut with 2001's THREE. The live set LIVING 2002-2003 cemented his popularity on the jam band and contemporary singer-songwriter circuits, as did studio albums like 2004's SUNRISE OVER SEA and 2007's GRAND NATIONAL.
- Torrance, CA