Clear Summer Nights 2017 Concert Series takes place at the Athletic Club of Bend. Enjoy the fantastic music of the John Butler Trio while relaxing under the Central Oregon night skies!
Dinner Tickets are sold at the Athletic Club of Bend. Dinner tickets also include admission to the show, Dinner is served between 5pm-8pm, by Bistro 28. for more information give us a call at 541-385-3062 or come visit us in person at the Athletic Club of Bend.
The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours), his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music, the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.
An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of locus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?