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John Butler Trio

"The John Butler Trio" is a jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Two albums released by the band ''Three'' (2001) and ''Living 2001-2002'' (2003) have gone platinum in Australia and reached the top ten of the Australian album charts in those years. The 2004 album ''Sunrise Over Sea'' debuted at number one on the Australian charts on March 15, 2004 reaching gold record status in its first week on sale. This success is more impressive given that the bands releases are marketed independently by Jarrah Records which John Butler co-owns with West Australian folk band the Waifs.

The band has won an ARIA award for "Best Independent Release" for ''Three'' in 2001 and has been nominated for three others. ''Three'' was released in the U.S. in 2002 and the John Butler Trio toured the U.S. in that year supporting the Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer.

John Butler was born on April 1 1975 in Torrance, California from an Australian father and American mother. He was named after his paternal grandfather, a forestry worker who died in 1952 while fighting a bushfire in Nannup, Western Australia. He moved to the small Western Australian town of Pinjarra...

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