John Butler Trio

Ten years ago in 1998 John Butler was busking on the streets of Fremantle, Western Australia. 3500 self funded cassette sales served as the foundation for becoming Australia’s most successful independent artist ever.

‘Better Than’, the first single from the album held the top spot on the USA Triple A radio charts this year. Last year the trio won two ARIA awards for ‘Grand National’; Best Independent Release and Best Blues and Roots Release, and they received top voting of the evening for their performance of ‘Funky Tonight’, with a special guest appearance by Keith Urban.

Butler owns and operates his own record label, Jarrah Records, which has released John Butler Trio’s last three studio albums and two live albums and his first self titled album. 2003’s ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ was the first independently released album to reach number one in Australia, and, like ‘Grand National’, went on to enjoy multi-platinum success. Home to other artists such as The Waifs, Jarrah Records continues to pave the way for independent artists in Australia.

The John Butler Trio is currently putting the final touches down to their new album ‘April Uprising’, the follow up to the 3 x platinum ‘Grand National’ album. Check out the web site for all the news and updates on the making of ‘April Uprising’ which is due out early in 2010. Expect to hear ‘One Way Road’ the first single from the new album on airwaves in November this year and check the website for Australian tour dates for the ‘One Way Road’ tour taking place in January 2010.

 

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