John Butler Trio: Video Uprisings

John Butler is gearing up for the release of his new album, April Uprising, hitting stores April 6, 2010 via ATO Records.  Throughout the album, there is a wonderful mix of personal experience, passion and political sentiment. It’s Butler’s personal touch that really stands out, and fans can also experience his personable and accessible nature in the way of videos he’s been rolling out on the official John Butler Trio website and YouTube Channel.

John Butler Trio’s “The Making of April Uprising” is far from your typical video about the making a record. The short film was shot in and around John Butler’s studio in Australia, and really highlights the Trio’s animated personalities; and more than anything, it makes you want to go Down Under to hang out with them.

Butler has also been taking time out of his busy schedule, which steadily has him touring all corners of the world, to provide video tutorials on his guitar technique.  In the “’One Way Road’ Tutorial,” currently posted on his blog, Butler talks about the spirit of the song and all of the styles that go into it.  Captured backstage at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, the video simply features Butler and his Squareneck National six-string guitar.  Despite clocking in just under ten minutes, it’s easy to follow him through all of the chord progressions, as his charming nature and serious talent really grab your attention.

Also newly released on the John Butler Trio YouTube Channel is the “Close To You” Official Film Clip, which likewise delivers the artist and his bandmates up close and personal, and lives up to the truly fantastic music video for the first single “One Way Road.”

April Uprising, the multi-platinum artist’s most focused, diverse and accessible album to date, has already yielded a No. 1 song on the Australian airplay charts with its first single, “One-Way Road.”  Recorded at The Compound, Butler’s self-built studio in the heart of his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia, and mixed in Melbourne, Australia at Sing Sing Studios, April Uprising is follows 2007’s critically acclaimed and globally successful release, Grand National.

The John Butler Trio North American tour kicks off on May 20, 2010 at the House of Blues in San Diego, culminating on the East Coast in late June.  Butler will be joined by his new bandmates: Melbourne musician Nicky Bomba (drums and percussion) and Byron Luiters (bass) from Sydney outfit Ray Mann Three.

Pre-order April Uprising @ Amazon

+ First 500 orders on the John Butler Trio Website receive a Trucker cap.

Thursday 20                                        San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Friday 21                                            Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Wednesday  26                                   Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Thursday  27                           Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Friday 28                                 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater
Saturday 29                            Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sunday 30                            Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Friday  4                                 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *
Saturday 5                             Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
Sunday 6                                 Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
Wednesday  9                         Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater
Thursday 10                            Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Friday 11                                 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Sunday 13                               Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Tuesday 15                             New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage **
Wednesday 16    Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Farm Park
Thursday  17                           Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing  **
Friday  18                                Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion ***

*6/4 with Medeski Martin & Wood and State Radio
**6/15, 6/17-18 co-bill with State Radio
***6/18  State Radio closes the concert

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