Massive rock riffs eventually fade to a single chord progression with an Irish hint to it. Rest assured, you experience every note and every ween. Cymbals are tickled and a bass note keeps everything mellow. . This was one of those songs that you never wanted to end.
At one point the song breaks for a couple drums and some soft vocals, taunting and enticing the audience. You can put so much faith in your band, but so much risk as well. A melody turns into a lullaby and a beat into a dance. One of my album favorites begins with just a subtle string dance. No music to follow, just whatever his fingers wanted to do.
And with a few bass beats, the music took shape. Not a single word comes out, but this is on purpose, so that your mind can completely take in each strum and each pluck. John Butler Trio has been a household name for about 13 years now. And as the second longest song on the album, coming in at 12:03, the band surely tried to do just that. The first 1:20 was like a window into John. You can almost hear his smile and picture how content he must have been. Soon enough the song itself emerged.
The album was released in Australia in July 2011. A live performance is just as important as what comes out of a recording studio, sometimes more; a good band will know how to wow their audiences on both fronts. It was recorded on 4 June 2010 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and was streamed live to fans around the world at Livestream. The tempo eventually quickens and the Irish chords morph into a melody so infamously John Butler Trio. One might think that his guitar work might get lost in an outdoor venue.
The guitar work of John Butler himself is nearly unmatched. . . . .
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