John Butler is pretty amazing. I've seen him & two iterations of his trio live many times & he always puts on a fantastic live show. If you get a chance you should go see them live, you won't be disappointed. They'll be playing at the Simon Estes Amphitheater on June 9th with shows in Minneapolis & Chicago following.
JBT is amazing & even though their studio albums aren't bad, if you can find his live stuff somewhere, it is definitely worth picking up - just phenomenal! Better yet, try catching him in concert (although you may have to be very patient & willing to travel a ways to see him). There are a few 11 to 13 minute versions of Ocean online that would definitely be worth the download!
That was nice. Anyone know why he uses 11 strings instead of 12? I don't think I've seen that before.
I've always wondered that too and just found this off his Wikipedia entry....
John is able to play harmonica, didgeridoo, drums and chooses amplified acoustic instruments such as the 12-string (although he removes the higher octave G string due to personal preferences he learned from his guitar teacher Ori Rossi), lapsteel and banjo (in his recent productions).
If people reading this thread are new to JBT & intrigued by what they hear I'd highly, highly recommend checking out their album Three. There are some absolutely fantastic tracks off that album that are worth checking out like Take, Pickapart, and Betterman.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0uoEu_D_gI&feature=related"]YouTube - John Butler Pickapart 2003[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oH4LgQziRE"]YouTube - John Butler Trio - Take[/ame]
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