John Butler has put out several live releases so far, most notably Live at St. Galen and Living 2001-2002. What separates this album from Butler's previous live releases is that this time, he doesn't just run rough-shod over his bassist and drummer. For someone like Butler, that is a difficult temptation to avoid. He is an accomplished guitarist, particularly skilled with a slide and with finger-picking. His style has evolved into a distinctive blend of acoustic blues, rock, funk and reggae. He also li..
I saw John Butler twice on this tour, once in May at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland and again in December at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Both shows were excellent, and the playing on this recording sounds fantastic to my ears. I'm thankful to have live versions of some of the newer songs from Grand National and April Uprising, as well as new versions of old favorites like Ocean, Betterman, and Treat Yo' Mama. If you're a fan of the John Butler Trio and want a taste of his current live show and band, you ..
I'll keep this short and sweet. JBT is awesome, I don't think I have ever bought anything by them I did not love. There are a lot of good songs on this live recording from their past few albums.I would buy the CD version over the MP3 version, simply because this is actually a 2CD AND DVD in one package (the description lists it as a single CD) and the DVD is awesome! I would pay the price JUST FOR THE DVD!