John Butler Trio at Big Top Chautauqua
The John Butler Trio is an eclectic Australian roots and jam band led by award-winning musician John Butler. Born in California, Butler moved to Australia - his father's native land - when he was eleven. He started as a busker on the streets of Perth and Fremantle, playing various styles, including Indian, Celtic, bluegrass, and folk. He has gone on to be one of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced.
With number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours, Butler's reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America. With bluegrass fingerpicking, hip hop beats and psychedelic wig-outs, Butler's sound has elements of folk, funk, reggae and rock, and live shows have been described as uplifting and inspiring.