Saturday, July 27, 2019
JOSEPH M. BRYAN, JR., THEATER IN THE MUSEUM PARK
Doors open at 6 pm
The John Butler Trio is an Australian roots-rock band led by the American-born guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter John Butler. The group broke through in 2004 with the platinum-selling Sunrise Over Sea.
A British music critic calls the trio’s recent release Home its “best album yet … Lyrically, it is stripped down to rock ‘n’ roll poetry.” Butler himself says, “Throughout the years that it took to make this album, there were tears and frustration, confusion, and chaos. What you’re hearing is the destination, but getting here felt like an odyssey—some rite of passage that I couldn’t go around, couldn’t go over, and couldn’t go under. I had to go through.”
Once considered the continent’s leading jam band, the trio has broadened its musical palette in recent years. AllMusic notes, “While facets of alt-rock began seeping into the mix on 2010’s acclaimed April Uprising, and 2018’s Home saw the group incorporating some electronic elements, JBT have never lost their knack for pairing deft musicality with addictive yet off-center grooves.”
Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall opens. Hall’s music, a blend of roots, reggae, and folk, reflects a deep love of Eastern mysticism. He has toured with Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, and Xavier Rudd.
CLICK HERE FOR VIP UPGRADE
Musician Photo and Recording Policy: No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.
Can’t wait for the show? Join the John Butler Trio concert text group, where we’ll provide real-time weather and traffic-related info on the day of the show. To join, text NCMAbutler to 72727. We promise not to send annoying frequent texts, just useful messages and updates. Standard text and data rates apply, and you can stop at any time.
Where do I park? Can I bring my dog? How about picnics? What happens if it rains? For answers to these questions and others, check out our policies page.
Do you or a family member need a general accommodation for your visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art? Contact Robert L. Mlodzik, manager of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, by email or at (919) 664-6743.