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John Butler Trio
Sunrise Over Sea
Lava Records
www.johnbutlertrio.com


The John Butler Trio has been Australia's best kept secret - releasing three albums abroad, including Sunrise Over Sea - and can now take the title of their [Australia's] best export. After the domestic 2004 EP, What You Want, the band debuts in America with a multi-faceted 14 track set which touches on blues, folk, rock, and even flirts with hip hop, in a pristine acoustic format with intermediate bursts of electricity. John Butler is an accomplished slide player, but is an equally talented finger pickin' guitarist. Butler's vocals are road tested and whiskey soaked as he sings of a life beyond his years. With Rory Quirk on bass and Jason McGann on drums, the band is solid as they deliver a live in the studio performance with very few overdubs. Sunrise Over Sea is a truly honest recording and just as profound.

-Tony Engelhart

Track Listing:

1. Treat Yo Mama
2. Peaches & Cream
3. Company Sin
4. Betterman
5. What You Want
6. Damned To Hell
7. Hello
8. Bound to Ramble
9. Seeing Angels
10. There'll Come A Time
11. Zebra
12. Mist
13. Oldman
14. Sometimes


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