Monday, February 1, 2010

John Butler's "Sunrise Over Sea"

Originally posted on August 13, 2008

The John Butler Trio manages to combine acoustic-blues related instrumentals with contemporary rock vocals and songwriting with a social consciousness, personal reflections, solid jamband episodes, some nice arrangements and flowingly funky rhythms. Oh, and some really decent electric guitar leads.

All this is true of Butler’s 2004 release Sunrise Over Sea (Lava), which is getting a focused listen over here in my listening station. He grows on me, I find. That’s the best sort of experience musically, I have found.

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