3 A sprawling John Butler acoustic set
music | John Butler Trio | Nov. 25, Danforth Music Hall
A man of many musical talents, John Butler has an unusual repertoire when it comes to instruments. He has been known to perform with harmonicas, banjos, ukuleles and, most famously, his custom-made 11-string acoustic guitar. It’s no surprise that his versatility as a soloist transfers over to his band, the John Butler Trio. Their unclassifiable sound—a buffetstyle spread of rock, reggae, Celtic and bluegrass—is best heard live, where Butler’s truly innovative instrumentation shines brightest. With the September release of Home—the band’s first album in nearly five years—you can expect to hear new synth-infused tracks alongside Butler’s sprawling acoustic staples.