John Butler Trio – HOME (2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

John Butler Trio – HOME (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:04 minutes | 642 MB | Genre: Alterantive
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  |  Front Cover | © Family Music Pty

Centered around Butler’s virtuoso guitar stylings and powerful, progressive lyricism, HOME draws upon a remarkable variety of musical genres, spanning folk, blues, funk, classic rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. Out September 28, HOME is a message of redemption, a reflection of the inner and outer worlds Butler was experiencing and observing during this chapter of his life. The John Butler Trio is guitarist/vocalist John Butler, bassist Byron Luiters and percussionist Grant Gerathy.

Charismatic Australian artist John Butler has been around for more than twenty years now. Since 1998, Byron Luiters (bass), Grant Gerathy (drums) and Butler have found success and fame with their bluegrass, rock and reggae sound, embodying a certain Aussie pride. Their seventh album Home is particularly personal and reflecting of Butler’s character. The opening track, Tahitian Blue, with its rather folky tune, pop style, fairly standard guitar theme and banjo riff is a way for the band to spread some good vibes before getting to the heart of the matter. John Butler doesn’t waste any time after the opener. Wade In the Water is all about asking for redemption, then on Running Away Butler highlights his anxiety problems and touches on his feelings and refelctions. Relying on a subtle blend of rock and folk, halfway between country and blues, the album also features songs about family life, love and responsibilities. On the title track the trio even take an electronic, almost hip-hop turn without straying too far from their original style and identity. A successful attempt. Twelve songs with an original but varied sound which make us want to dive deeper into the band’s discography. – Anna Coluthe

01. Tahitian Blue
02. Wade In The Water
03. Just Call
04. Running Away
05. Home
06. Miss Your Love
07. Faith
08. Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes
09. Tell Me Why
10. Brown Eyed Bird
11. You Don’t Have To Be Angry Anymore
12. We Want More